ADOS provides a unique service the the mining industry

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The Australian Mining Review – Article by Australian Diabetes Online Services

Effects of Diabetes on the Mining

  •  75% of mine workers were found to be at moderate to high risk of type 2 diabetes
  • 3 in 4 mining industry workers are overweight or obese
  • Obesity and type 2 diabetes are also directly linked to heart disease which is now the most common cause of death in Australia
  • Type 2 diabetes has many long term health complications including eye and kidney disease, nerve damage and heart disease.

The Financial Impacts on Mining Employer’s:

  • Healthy employees are 3 times more effective than unhealthy workers
  • Unhealthy employees work 49 effective hours per month compared to healthy workers’ 143 hours a month.
  • 18 days annual sick leave is taken by unhealthy workers compared to only 2 days for healthy employees.
  • Healthy workers have fewer injuries and if injured, return to work more quickly
  • Work performance can be improved by 4 to 15 percent if employees participate in regular physical activity.
  • People with diabetes are almost three times more likely to have high blood pressure, obesity or elevated cholesterol
  • The tsunami of chronic disease is heavily impacting the mining industry
  • Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable through good nutrition, regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight

Service Benefits:

Australian Diabetes Online Services (ADOS) provides the mining industry with all the support, information and ongoing care services that are specifically designed for mining employees with or at risk of diabetes.

Services include:

  • Diabetes screening
  • One on one consultations and comprehensive diabetes care plans developed with the health care team
  • Ongoing phone and online support to employees and their families to assist them to manage their diabetes whilst working remotely
  • Expert health education provided on site and designed to the organisations specific needs. Topics include:
  • Prevention of type 2 diabetes when working remotely
  • Managing diabetes in the mining industry
  • Emergency management of diabetes for mine staff

Australian Diabetes Online Services & Mining Companies:

Our company aims to get to know your organisation and what services you need for your employees. We then work hard to provide innovative and robust solutions to aid in the prevention and the care of your employee’s with diabetes and reducing the impact this disease can have on your organisations productivity.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver the best service in the industry. ADOS has strong foundations in Quality Improvement and Risk Management principles and our staff are highly experienced Credentialled diabetes educators who are extremely skilled in training delivery and one on one client support.

Our team use Health Coaching principles as education alone will not substantially alter long term behaviour. Through the use of health coaching techniques, we use specific assessment, treatment and lifestyle recommendations and place these in a context that is relevant to the individual and their unique situation. This is a model extensively researched and proven to work.

ADOS is unique in that we are able to provide on-site support and follow this up with ongoing employee services via email, phone, Skype or text. This allows employees to have the diabetes care provided by a diabetes expert when and where it suits them. Face to face consultations are also available.

ADOS assists your organisations’ productivity through improvement and support of the well-being of your employees