bad! i really wanted to join in. it happened to me a month ago, im suppose to be at the cruise on april 25th and when all my papers are done, they have found out that i have my insulins with me, so they stopped me. i told them at first i am a type 1 diabetic, they should have told me earlier when all my papers are not done yet
Actually, depending on branch and what you do in the service, you may or may not be able to stay in. In 1994, I was diagnosed with T1 (at age 30) and discharged 9 months later. Under the rules at the time, I would have had to maintain access to a fridge for insulin. I hear that some folks with rear echelon type jobs are allowed to stay in. Being a Ranger kind of guy, it was too steep a price to pay for me.
Unfortunately you would never get through basic training, They would surely find that pump :)
You can't be a police officer or a firefighter, or a paramedic either,
It is obvious why, If you were separated from your unit for even a few days, you would likely die. Any job where you would have to drive, they just don't want the added risks.
I was a paramedic when I was diagnosed. I was offered a desk job. I moved into laboratory science instead.
Now Tim I must disagree with you in the aspect of the firefighter, paramedic part. I have been a paramedic for the last 14 years and am still riding the gut bus 3 days a week. Maybe in some areas they will not accept you for the job but it seems that it would be against the law. Just saying!!!
I can only go by experience. I live in southern California and they were very clear about it. This was 25 years ago, but I would supprised if the policy has changed.
thank you, jim. i would ask a recruiter for that ;)
Do you work for Fire/EMS or other EMS agency?
wow :0 so i can do it too. thanks jull :)God bless you