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After some advice

Discussion in 'Jobs and Employment' started by StaceyEmma, May 30, 2019.

  1. StaceyEmma

    StaceyEmma · Well-Known Member

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    Well I tried to talk to my dad about my mental state post diagnosis but that didn’t help. He basically said that there’s nothing I can do to change it stop feeling sorry for myself and get back to work.
    I have managed to get a GP appointment for 12:20 for medical advice on going back or not.
     
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    StaceyEmma · Well-Known Member

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    Further update. Signed off for another two weeks with plans for a phased return starting from the 15th. Spoke to my manager and she’s putting in referrals to occupational health and another team for mental well-being she’s concerned that I might really struggle going back with being off for a while but she understands that I’m not ready yet and is trying to find every means of getting me back safely
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    I'm so glad you got sorted and have a bit more time on this.

    Now, I'm not T1, so some things are easy for me to say, but maybe you have to do a little experimenting, in terms of eating later (as if your luch was delayed) for example, so that you think sbout what you actually need to do to cope with it.
     
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    StaceyEmma · Well-Known Member

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    Today’s lunch was delayed with going to the drs and popping into work to discuss things with my manager but due to getting up a bit later than I would usually worked out ok for meal time gaps.
    I was 13.5 before leaving the house and 5.2 just now before eating lunch which is only 2 hours between
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Being neither T1 nor an insulin user, I can't really comment on the specifics of your management regime, but keep posting. Start new threads for new topics, as that gets most responses, and folks will help support you.
     
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