Diabetes and Construction Workers
FEAR THE CANDY, MAN!
Here we go again. It’s Halloween season, and everyone is leaving bowls of their kid’s candy in the job trailer. I hate this time of year. Everyone makes at least five passes a day. We need to get this job finished before the winds of November come blowing in. What should I do about these hungry goons in hard hats?
First, a Primer: The top 5 Construction site candies and how to eat them at work:
Hershey Bar Break off piece one. Eat it. Break off piece two. Eat it. Then, immediately eat the rest before it melts on your work gloves.
Snickers Five beautiful long lasting even sized chewing sessions over your lunch hour. It’s “Nougat” not “Nugget,”.
M&M’s By the handful and careful not to drop ‘em. They can get in the tread of your boots and leave tracks on the upgraded carpet.
Reese’s Freeze, then eat chocolate edges first with front teeth only, then devour the center all at once.
Kit Kat Intend to break off pieces to share with friends. Then wait until no friends are around and open. Ohhhhh Well.
LISTEN UP SCARED… WE SAY “SO WHAT!?” IF THEY EAT CANDY AT WORK.
SO WHAT? … if most of your crew eats the large bars first.
SO WHAT? … if the candy corn is left at the bottom of the bowl.
SO WHAT? … if there are candy wrappers blowing around the back hoe.
SO WHAT? … if the Reese’s melt in the pocket of coveralls.
SO WHAT TO ALL OF IT?
Scared… Eating candy is no big deal once in a while.
HERE IS THE BIG DEAL:
Construction sites are fertile ground for diabetes. Construction workers, (especially those with big bellies…and we have seen a few) are 25% more likely to have diabetes than the general population. Candy?…not so good for diabetes. Don’t forget also that a third of construction workers have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or both. Let them have their candy once in a while, Scared, but use Halloween as an opportunity to educate on health. Maybe you will help someone.