An Overview of Diabetes Mellitus and Work Life

  • Sultan Pınar Çetintepe, MD Hacettepe University
  • Ali Naci Yıldız, MD Hacettepe University
  • Alpaslan Kılıçarslan, MD Hacettepe University
Keywords: occupational exposures, diabetes mellitus, work life


Diabetes mellitus is one of the chronic diseases, diagnosed at younger ages. That period of life generally means active work life. The patients with DM can serve as productive members of the workforce. In some kind of work sectors, employers have to apply precautions specified for diabetic patients at the workplace. Also in Turkey, the results of TURDEP 2 study showed that 45.3% of people diagnosed with DM (3.4 million people) are between 40 and 59 years of age. Herein, effects of work life on diabetes mellitus, effects of diabetes mellitus on work life, precautions for employers, recommendations for workers were mentioned.


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Çetintepe, S., Yıldız, A., & Kılıçarslan, A. (2016). An Overview of Diabetes Mellitus and Work Life. Acta Medica, 47(2), 54-60. Retrieved from