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medical for network rail.type 1 diabetic

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by pockie, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. pockie

    pockie · Newbie

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    can anyone please tell me what to expect ,i failed my first medical due to my diabetes but have been referred to see a diabetic specialist.
     
  2. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    Contact Diabetes Uk. they're awful at dietary advice, but know employment law.
     
  3. donnamum

    donnamum · Well-Known Member

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    Funny Story
    When I started working for the railway in 1989 the department I applied to had never employed a female. As I was going to work trackside you had to have a mediacal. So they got a payroll clark to stand in the corner in the room and wisper my name to check my hearing. She also took a urine sample. Several years later after completeing my appretaship I bumped into her. She told be they didn't know what to do with urine sample so just tipped it away. She said the mens mediacl with just a cough and drop check up. Not sure how that would prove fit to work trackside.

    Hope things have improved.
     
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