November 22, 2011

Being Employed With Diabetes - 30 Health Posts in 30 Days

Sometimes it can be tricky to have diabetes and a job.  A lot of times I have to take off time from work to go to doctors appointments, or I show up late because I had a low blood sugar and waited until my blood sugar level was higher so that I could drive safely.  There are also the times where either my sensor's battery dies or my pump runs out of insulin when I'm at work and I have to go home to fuel up again.  I have to make sure that I'm not low before going into a meeting.  I'm lucky that if I do go low at work that I can just stop whatever I'm working on and grab something to eat.  I'm lucky that I work in an environment that is very conducive to this disease.  They are flexible with me and have even dealt with me changing my pump set right in the office before!  

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J

4 comments:

Natalie Smith said...

You are lucky they are understanding and flexible.

Miss Chris said...

I was just going to say what Natalie said. Not all employers are that understanding, although they should be.

karlie said...

Oh good ol prosper...they should be grateful for your many years of service, it's the least they can do, is be understanding...:) when are you coming to visit me???? I MISS YOU!

Lisa said...

Uhmmm....can prosper be any more accommodating than they are to all of allison's quirk's?!!!! who else gets as much time to travel all over the world?!?! not even me without a job!!! :)