STAYING ON TRACK
Your career may be just starting or starting to take off. Either way, trying to manage both your career and type 1 diabetes at the same time can be a challenge. But you can do it!
A good first step is understanding what barriers work may throw at you, especially if working from home is not an option.
Common issues you may face in the workplace
Now that you have an idea of some barriers you may face, here are some tips to help you get through the workday.
You may need to make some changes at your workplace so you can continue to manage diabetes on the job. Once you have some ideas of how to manage your diabetes at work, meet with your employer privately and discuss your needs.
Here are some ways to help deal with diabetes at work from The American Diabetes Association (ADA):
Find a more complete list of management tips on the ADA website.
If you need any changes made to your workplace, then you will definitely need to tell your employer about your diabetes. But in many cases, it is completely up to you whether you want to make it known to the other people you work with. Deciding to "go public" about diabetes can be a hard decision. Here are some ideas to help you decide who to tell on a case-by-case basis.
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