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Video Q&A - How is hydration different for a workforce where people suffer from diabetes and hypertension?

By Bubba Wolford | Last updated: October 4, 2019
Presented by The Sqwincher Corporation

The average industrial worker is 40 years old. Statistics from the American Diabetes Association say that over 10% of that US workforce suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

The American Heart Association says that over 30% of that population is suffering from hypertension. So almost 50% of the workforce has a sensitivity to salt or sugar. A one-size hydration solution does not fit all.

That's why not only do we perform Hydration 365 on site hydration assessments, making sure we understand the specific needs of an organization is ALWAYS Step #1.


Jamie: Talk a little bit maybe about hypertension and diabetes. You know, that's got to be probably a pretty significant piece of the workforce of the population. How does, you know, knowing that sodium is a factor there, sugar is a factor. If you're bringing in Sqwincher, how do you address those issues within the workforce?

Bubba: That's a great question in that is exactly what our Hydration 365 program addresses is how do you hydrate a workforce that, again, an average 40-year-old industrial worker? The statistics say from the from the American Diabetes Association, over 10% of the US workforce average 40-years-old are suffering from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. On the hypertension side, the American Heart Association has reported that over 30% of that population is suffering from hypertension.

So, real quick, you can do some simple math that right under 50% of the workforce is sensitive to salt and sugar. The first thing when you're diagnosed with either one of those conditions, the doctor says what? Watch your salt intake, hypertension. Watch your sugar intake, diabetes. And we're trying to replace the electrolytes with sugar and salt products. Therefore, what we have done is tailor made different formulas, sugar free, regular sugar, lower sugar, so that we can adjust the products to meet the needs and not complicate issues associated with those medical preconditions.

(Learn more in A Sweaty Situation: PPE, Hydration, and How to Manage Both.)

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Written by Bubba Wolford | Director of Business Development

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Bubba Wolford received his MS in Exercise Physiology from Mississippi State University 1991. He joined Sqwincher in 2009, serving now as Director of Corporate Development and Training, where he spearheads promoting the importance of proper hydration within the Industrial Workplace to key corporate accounts.

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