We have often read about the effects of type 2 diabetes onday-to-day health, and how this affects workforce productivity andemployers’ health plan decisions. But benefits like dental andvision insurance are not often part of the conversation when itcomes to diabetes management and its impacts on workforce health.Understanding the impact of diabetes on dental and vision healthcan help brokers and employers develop benefits strategies thatsupport employee wellness and control health care costs.

Impacts on health

“Dentists are on the front line when it comes to the earlydetection of diabetes-related oral diseases. Early detection of anydisease makes for not only less complicated treatment but alsobetter treatment results.” -Dr. William Richardson,DDS

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