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Cabin crew

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Miss90, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Miss90

    Miss90 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Are there any type 1's who work as cabin crew? I believe I was refused by two major airlines due to my diabetes as both my interviews went very well!!!!!!


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    C burns · Well-Known Member

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    I thought thAt was 1 of the jobs that we weren't allowed to do? I no type 1s cnt be pilots or prison officers and there's another few jobs


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  3. Miss90

    Miss90 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure, some people say you can and some people say you can't. But if you have well controlled diabetes I can't see it being a problem. I've wanted to do it for so long and I'm graduating from Uni next year and would love another shot at it!


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  4. AlexMBrennan

    AlexMBrennan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You are wrong; as of Aug 2012 diabetics, including t1s treated with insulin, have been allowed to fly commercial aircraft.

    What you describe rather sounds like unlawful discrimination
     
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    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I agree but try proving it coz they could give loads of other reasons for not employing someone


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    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps at your next interview don't mention your diabetic.
     
  7. AnnieC

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    Are diabetics obliged to tell employers that they are. I did not know that there were jobs you can't do because of diabetes
     
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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    There are certain professions that need to be made aware. If there is a medical required then you should tell them. If you say you are not diabetic and are later found out, this could constitute misconduct. I agree that an employer cannot base a decision on medical grounds but extremely difficult to prove.


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    daniT1D Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    airline cabin crew is listed on diabetes.co.uk as a job you cannot do if insulin dependant although so is ambulance service and I saw a type 1 lad on one of those junior paramedic programmes.


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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    That list is out of date. I am T1 and in Fire Service. According to diabetes.co.uk the fire service is a profession that is not available to those on insulin.


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    daniT1D Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    But you were already in when you were diagnosed.. Does that make a difference?

    I know that soem offshore operators will not take people on with T1, particularly for certain roles.
     
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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    No, doesn't matter. I'm not saying it looks great on your CV but officially, cannot discriminate if you can show good control.


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    Melissa.coleman · Active Member

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    Dani your right I saw that lad on junior paramedics!!! Quite surprised


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    Hey did u join the fire service with type one Diabeties or did u develop it while in service ?


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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Developed in service but doesn't matter, there is no bar from joining if well controlled.
     
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    Where in the world are u a fire fighter ? Ya c I went for the fire service 3 years ago before I was diabetic and passed the 1st stage of physical fitness then went back to do the tests and didn't get it but want to give it another shot when there next recruiting but my mate an active fire fighter for Northern Ireland fire service said that type ones wouldn't get in so I took his word but now u have said this I will have to look into it ...


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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    UK. You are entitled to apply. PM me if you require further assistance/advice.
     
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