For Employers

There are many resources to assist employers in creating a diabetes-friendly workplace. Below are some helpful resources. 

Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Employers
This resource guide from the federal government identifies relevant federal and federally funded resources for employers looking to recruit, hire, retain, and promote people with disabilities. It is designed to answer common questions raised by employers and to identify relevant resources for employers who want additional information on specific topics. The goal of this guide is to help employers implement commonsense solutions to ensure that people with disabilities, like all Americans, have the opportunity to obtain and succeed in good jobs and careers.The guide uses a question and answer format to help employers navigate core issues related to the employment of people with disabilities.

Common Reasonable Accommodations
Most individuals with diabetes will require just a few, simple modifications to the workplace in order to successfully perform the essential functions of their job. Offering these modifications will enable employees with diabetes to be more productive and efficient while they are working.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 
The EEOC provides materials and assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act to employers and employees. The following documents provide detailed information on accommodations and medical inquiries:

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is a toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations to assist in the hiring, retraining, retention, or advancement of persons with disabilities. JAN is a neutral service, providing assistance and resources to both employers and employees, including:

The Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations 
The Employment and Disability Institute provides Tips for Human Resource Professionals which include articles, checklists, a glossary, and links to useful disability resources to help Human Resource (HR) professionals in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

  • Last Reviewed: February 24, 2017
  • Last Edited: February 27, 2017