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Employer giving very hard time about Diabetes

Discussion in 'Jobs and Employment' started by AndyWV, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. sugar2

    sugar2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I really feel for your son inlaw, that must be an awful situation. I have a pump, and it has helped me enormously to manage my diabetes. It would allow him to alter the amount of insulin he gets in real time..rather tieing him down to injection he may have done 18 hours ago! Itis not a magic bullet, and take lots of effort to make it work for you, but it certainly sound slike it could really help him.
     
  2. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Pumps are good, but people have to come within guidelines from NICE to get one...which from what you say with hypo's and quality of life-he does.
    Pump persons have to be carb counting, so most (but not all) hospitals like you to have done a DAFNE course or equivalent....(my hospital just needed to see proof that I could carb count).
    If you need a pump, you need one, and should not have to wait a year....although many people wait longer than this and have to put up a huge fight. I was very lucky that I have such a fantastic hospital and DSN.
     
  3. loopylyn1

    loopylyn1 · Member

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    I am new to this forum too and i feel very sorry for Andy.I get very angry with people who come into work full of a heavy cold/flu drinking Lemsips and showing off about how good they are coming into work and never have a day off sick because you are the people that infect the likes of me who for no reason of my own due to complications of my diabetes and dispite ecxeptonally good management of my diabetes (as expressed by the numerous specialists i have seen in the field and give me brilliant support ) end up getting chest infections or other complications because you can't stay in bed for a couple of days as advised by medical proffesionals for the treatment of colds and flu and spread you horrid germs to everyone else. I am the one who ends up in hospital due to your selfishness and its my employer who then questions my sickness record !.I dont want to be ill, I want to work.
    My husband works for a company who consider time off work with sickness shamefull and yet you have to take 24 hours off when you have a tummy/sickness bug due to the nature of working with food.Also they don't pay you for being sick so what happens? some staff lie and say they are fit to work. No wonder things like the Norovirus spreads so badly but hey least they have a good sickness record even if they have poisoned half the population !!!!
     
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    Shooter007 · Member

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    Good reply osidge fully agree we are all different andy as been given a rough ride by people who should know better
     
  5. rosemarie

    rosemarie Type 2 · Newbie

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    :shock: :thumbup: andy i also get a hard time in work . i have just had a file not for taking time off due to complications i have. i think it is nice to not have to take time off but we are not all the same. i know my body is letting me down and even when i want to go to work or to the pool with my grandaughter some days i just cant do it. dont let it get you down :thumbup:
     
  6. anita may

    anita may · Member

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    Nicely said Loopylyn1

    Im type 2 but have a lovely case of brittle asthma so when I get a cold I get a chest infection and end up in hospital on a nebuliser trying to breath.

    Few days off work and a lovely supply of steroids and whey hey nightmare high BGs with the lovely shakes,sweats general drunk feeling, dropsy, drowsy need I go on.

    Id love to go back to work as soon as possible but as I work with special need the elderly and vulnerable adults I cant. I couldn't for 1 put myself at greater risk or 2 them at risk of picking up my infection.

    I however am extremely fortune that I have an understanding employer. I only get statutory sick pay but they never query my time off ... never query any appointments either hospital or doctors.

    Previous employer however wasnt so understanding and though they discouraged unions when I got the job im so grateful I did join one. They took up my case and battled on my behalf.

    Andy please seek advice from Cab .... please see if you can get into a union ... or get professional legal advice.

    No one should be going through what you are.

    Best wishes in your battle.
    Take care of yourself both physically and mentally and dont let them beat you xx

    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
  7. Sully3699

    Sully3699 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I had a situation at my work place due to my continuous high readings I suffer with my eyes with blurred vision but this day in question my vision was that blurred I could couldn't see properly and pain was beyond belief, my work sent me home then went to the walk in centre. But before returning to work 2 days later I have to sign a document that declares that I'm fit to work and that the reason I was off due to my fault had to sign it to continue to work but felt very discriminated that I had to sign a document saying basically it's my fault I have this condition.
     
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