Hi there! I'm going back into the big beyond of the workforce, and taking on a few different types of jobs. One of the jobs is bus driving (kids, and tourists!). For this I endured a few indignities, and my first experiences of diabetes related job application and training indignities. I was wondering what others may have experienced? The first indignity was having to pee in full hearing of everyone in the doctor's waiting room for the drug test, so the nurse wouldn't have to actually be in there with me, I suppose, just in case I replaced pee with apple sauce or something I guess. I bore that. But I didn't like it. But that is not diabetes related... just thought I would say! Then I had one of those ghastly conversations with a doctor with him going into a 'non-medicating patient !' shock about how I treat my blood glucose dysregulation with 'diet and exercise'. Even though it is supposed to be the golden standard of diabetes type two treatment - if I had a dollar for every medical professional who went into shock at the idea of someone treating their T2D this way I would be a rich lady! (Ok, I would have had more than a few free coffees....) As my records are in front of all these medical professionals on screen, and my perfectly respectable track record in the HBA1c department too, I don't really get that line of talk. (I am not in remission in the non diabetes range, but I am in remission in the very well controlled in the prediabetes range, and have been for years and years now. 'Prediabetes' - or IGT, or IFGT, in NZ is 41-49 inclusive.) Then I had some young snippet at the licensing depot ask me about if my type two would interfere with my ability to do the job (driving kids, and tourists, and - speaking of course!) As she had my doc's clearance in front of her, giving me the green light (hey - if having prediabetic range blood glucose stopped heavy traffic drivers in my country - the amount of drivers would be cut by at the very least a third! And I am not exaggerating, alas) to drive and entertain in a tourist bus, and our little darlings to and from school if called upon. I alerted her to the 'very well controlled' on my medical clearance in front of her. She then said, "But what if you, like,were not well controlled?" How should I have answered her? I can't even remember what I replied. Seeing red, but controlling it very well. I promise. I think I was steely. Oh that's right - I told her I am always well controlled. (hmmm. we are just talking BGs here.) "But has your doctor ever said anything about not being able to drive with diabetes?" "No! Never." I replied. And this is at a public counter of course. Goodness gracious! But I had a shock, as I had not been in the job training/job applying world with a T2D diagnosis before. The woman at the vehicle licensing place had no medical training, and she is supposed to pay attention to the boxes ticked by an actual doctor... or so I thought... or would have throught... Should I complain to her superiors? Should I just put this down to ignorance and rudeness? Is this just life with T2D? What do y'all think?