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What type of diabetes do you have, and do you work?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Administrator, Nov 19, 2012.

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What type of diabetes do you have, and do you work?

Poll closed Dec 17, 2012.
  1. Yes - Type 1

    69 vote(s)
    26.5%
  2. No - Type 1

    18 vote(s)
    6.9%
  3. Retired - Type 1

    7 vote(s)
    2.7%
  4. Yes - Type 2

    106 vote(s)
    40.8%
  5. No - Type 2

    17 vote(s)
    6.5%
  6. Retired - Type 2

    33 vote(s)
    12.7%
  7. Yes - Other

    4 vote(s)
    1.5%
  8. No - Other

    5 vote(s)
    1.9%
  9. Retired - Other

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  1. jimmyfutch

    jimmyfutch · Newbie

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    hi
    blood 21.8 this morning
    frequently 30
    52 units of insulin, 320mg. gliclazide daily
    cheers!
     
  2. Heelander73

    Heelander73 · Newbie

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  3. beechboy

    beechboy · Newbie

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    I have type 2 and Iam in construction
     
  4. JANROU

    JANROU Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Type 1 for 30ish years, been on pump for nearly three years. Work full time in the nhs.



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  5. Sukaineh

    Sukaineh · Newbie

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    Hi I have type 2 diabetes and I work for the railway.
     
  6. jimmary

    jimmary · Newbie

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    I have Type 2 diabetes and am a semi-retired rancher. I am 60 years old, have had Hodgkins cancer 12 years ago and am now getting treated for Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I have also had a heart attack 6 years ago. I am debating trying to treat my borderline diabetes with diet before I start taking any medication. Does anyone out there have any advice on this.
     
  7. CRAZYRED

    CRAZYRED · Newbie

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    I have type 2 & I work, in a bory dead end job on checks outs
     
  8. Nickers

    Nickers · Well-Known Member

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    I'm type 1 had it for 20 years and work at pets at home part time and I'm a mummy too


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  9. vantastic.oops!

    vantastic.oops! · Member

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    im type 1 and work 44hrs a week plus!

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  10. STFocus_999

    STFocus_999 · Newbie

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    Hi all I'm type 2, work as an automotive engineering manager and usually do a 50+ hour week.


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  11. biggurs

    biggurs · Member

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    Type 2 diagnosed 7 months ago.
    Occupation is optometrist.

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  12. sharonValerie

    sharonValerie · Active Member

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    Type 1 no longer work
    Have just had Beta-Cell Transplant but still using insulin pump.
     
  13. petertremelling

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    Hi, I am type 2 since 2001, (mum and 2 uncles had type 2 in the 1960s) I work as a full-time carer to my wife who is very poorly, so my days/evenings/nights are flexible. I am presently being treated with Metformin/Pioglitazone/insulin and am presently adjusting to get the numbers better.
     
  14. flicc90

    flicc90 Type 1 · Member

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    Type 1 now working at Tescos for 6months as had to leave my caring job because of my diabetes

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  15. saady1950

    saady1950 · Newbie

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    type 2
    retired
    age 64
    third world country
    kenya...mombasa
    can not afford medications
    lack of strips and glucometer
    need suppliments
    hypertensive
    enlarged prostrate
    need help
     
  16. foreverdelayed

    foreverdelayed · Well-Known Member

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    Type 1 for 18 years, I'm 29. Manufacturing Engineer in Oil & Gas.

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  17. Kerryachown

    Kerryachown · Member

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  18. Leeroy1303

    Leeroy1303 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm type 1 for 27 years I work as a security officer in a shopping centre and also work part time as a door supervisor in a nightclub ( bouncer) and have done so for 14 years


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  19. JontyW

    JontyW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What is "all the different information that keeps being changed" that you are referring to .. please give an example?

    BTW: I have sent you a PM about this but no reply so far.....

    Jonty
     
  20. MrsBRW

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    Worked for a massive mobile phone company in a call centre for over 7 years now & done every shift thrown at me & always had to get letters from my doc to say how the shifts affect me & fight until I get breaks allocated.
    Finally over a year ago I was put onto a 9/5 mon/fri shift & i managed to get my blood sugars below 10 regular exercise healthy eating & lost over 1stone in weight. I felt great on this shift.
    Then April this year another shift rewrite ( god only knows why this happens at lease once a year ) & I was put on 12hrs 3on3off. I've had really bad hypos at work. 1.7 & I couldn't talk. No one cares. Paramedics should of been called.
    I'm sick of fighting again for a shift change. This is affecting me mentally now. I know I need to get back in control but its impossible on shifts . Occupational health have said earlier this year that basically the shift I was on ( office hours ) is perfect so leave me alone. Now they've said the 12hrs have affected my health change it. My doc has sent letters & then an independent doc has said the same.
    I've now been offered 1 week early shift & 1 week late shift. How is this regular ? Been told there's lots of diabetics that cope. I've coped but after having type 1 now for nearly 30 years & epileptic for 10 years I know this is knocking years off my life I will die from this disease. The docs have sent these letters for me. Not other diabetics. No reasonable adjustments have been made for me. Just moved onto another team with that shift.
    I'm off work sick at the mo. but I'm sick of being sick. I want to be working & healthy & happy.

    I might have to seek legal advice for this now. Fight for all diabetics in a company without a disabled sickness policy !!!
    These massive company's are bullies.

    There moan over. X

    COLAGUZZLER - read your comment. You could be coeliac. It's related to diabetices. It's good to know someone else has epilepsy as well as diabetices - life is hell at the mo for me :0(




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