The total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is estimated to be $327 billion1. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leading provider of workplace first aid, safety supplies and training services, is teaming with the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) to help people living with diabetes thrive in the workplace. Launching today, this new collaboration aims to advance the ADA’s mission 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 its 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.”
Cintas is joining forces with the ADA and helping those living with diabetes thrive by offering a variety of approved first aid products suitable for people with diabetes in the workplace. Cintas customers can now select products appropriate for people living with diabetes to include in their cabinets.
“Nearly half of adults in the United States live with diabetes or prediabetes, so it’s absolutely essential that we meet them where they are—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.”
For more information about Cintas First Aid & Safety solutions, visit https://www.cintas.com/firstaidsafety/.
About Cintas Corporation:
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and training and compliance courses, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.
About the American Diabetes Association
Every day more than 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with diabetes in America. Nearly 115 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes and are striving to manage their lives while living with the disease. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For nearly 80 years the ADA has been driving discovery and research to treat, manage and prevent diabetes, while working relentlessly for a cure. We help people with diabetes thrive by fighting for their rights and developing programs, advocacy and education designed to improve their quality of life. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us Connected for Life. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).
1. American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org/advocacy/news-events/cost-of-diabetes.html