The total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is estimated to be $327 billion. Cintas Corporation, is collaborating with the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) to drive awareness about diabetes in the workplace. This new sponsorship aims to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease.
“As a national supporter of the American Diabetes Association, a global authority on diabetes, we hope to engage, educate and expand awareness of diabetes and offer assistance to individuals who are impacted by it,” said Mark Carter, President & COO of the First Aid & Safety Division, Cintas. “Nothing is more important to a business than the health and safety of their employees. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, but early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of developing complications. It’s important for employers to be aware that there may be people with diabetes in their workplace so they can be proactive about offerings in their first aid kit.”
As part of the “Connected for Life” campaign, Cintas is helping those living with diabetes by offering a variety of first aid products recognized by the ADA as suitable for people with diabetes in the workplace. Cintas customers can now select products to include in their cabinets from those recognized by the ADA, which will help drive awareness of diabetes.
“Nearly half of adults in the United States live with diabetes or prediabetes, so it’s absolutely essential that we meet them where they’re at—whether at work, school, or play,” said John J. Agos, Chief Strategic Development Officer of the ADA. “We’re excited to collaborate with Cintas and bring products that help those living with diabetes thrive in the workplace and look forward to working together to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic.”