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0082 Diabetes management at work
  1. Kandouci Chahrazed,
  2. Belhadj Zoubida,
  3. Arab Aicha,
  4. Badreddine Abdelkrim Kandouci
  1. University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria

Abstract

Objectives This study aims to demonstrate the interaction between diabetes and work, but also to identify any difficulties that a diabetic patient can meet at his place of work, which could hinder the daily management of the disease.

Method This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study that was conducted in the month of September 2012 until April 2013. The support for the survey is a pre anonymous self-administered questionnaire, among diabetic patients in employment in various institutions under agreement with the Department of Occupational Medicine of the University Hospital of Sidi Bel-Abbes during their periodic visits.

Results

  • The final sample consisted of 83 diabetics with 61.4% men and 38.6% women, the average age of employees is 50 years, 62. 6% of our patients are non-insulin-treated, 77.1% are type 2 diabetes, 68.7% for patients work schedules are compatible with meals and taken the treatment, and 65.1% find it difficult to follow the diet to work, 53% reported hypoglycemia at work with variable severity.

  • The type of diabetes is strongly linked to hypoglycemia occurred in the workplace and change of occupation (p = 0.022, p = 0.008)

  • Two factors related to the disease: duration of illness affects the occurrence of hypoglycemia (p = 0.014) and has a link with the achievement of capillary blood glucose and Modified Work.

Conclusions We have seen with the study, some socio-professional factors and factors related to the disease can occur in diabetes management.

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