i can relate to that :) but we don't have a choice but to take our insulin every time we need to even when working. i just need a pump to help me though, i don't know if it will cost me less if i purchase it in the states than here in the Philippines.
Yes they will denie you into the military!! It sucks but they are way better jobs out there. Trust me, I spent 6 years in the military, I loved what I did but i found that civi life has more to offer. No theres not a lot of glory in EMS but its a great job and you can go so far with it. And this is a job they can never do without. Dont give up hope on jobs or following your dreams.
thank you, Todd. that is very encouraging :)
I'm sorry, you won't be allowed to enlist and it is not just T1, any form of diabetes means you can't enlist, be appointed or be inducted. The current standards of medical fitness list all of this in excruciating detail. And there is a whole bunch of other stuff that you have to pass, much of it seems arbitrary. But, it is about making sure that the soldiers who go through training and get deployed into combat situations meet a high physical standard. A physical standard that is higher than many people can meet, diabetes or not.
If you get diabetes once you have entered service, the answer is different. If you control your condition you are closely examined and monitored and you are not automatically thrown out. You can read about those standards in section 3 which says when you are refered to a medical evaluation board.
Even though you cannot join the military service as a soldier, there are lots of positions that contribute to national security in important ways that are civilian positions. There are far more people involved in the entire defense "enterprise" than just soldier. If your heart is truly into serving your country, there are really important things you can do as a civilian.
thank you so much for the informations :) God bless you
Actually, I just looked and you are in the Philippines, so my answer may not apply.
But I just want to emphasize, in the US, there is the uniformed military service. These are the soldiers who are trained and equip the fighting forces. In 2009, there were about 550,000 uniformed military personel. And then there is the civilian army personnel. Not just a couple, but lots. In 2009, there were 240,000 civilian army personnel. In the US, there are No barriers to us joining the army as civilian personnel.
well i guess being one of the civilian personnel is for me then :) i can cook for them or serve them as i can, it would be an honor for me to serve the heroes of the country :) thank you!
So as a Type 1 I couldn't even join if there were a draft?
Back in the sixties, during the Vietnam era, I was required to register for service. They rated me as 1-Y. I was told that basically, that meant that if I was ever called to duty, I would be fighting from my front porch.
You must have lived in a rough neighborhood.
But seriously, this originally meant:
Registrant available for military service, but qualified only in case of war or national emergency. Usually given to registrants with medical conditions that were limiting but not disabling (examples: high blood pressure, mild muscular or skeletal injuries or disorders, skin disorders, severe allergies, etc.). Class was discontinued in December, 1971 and its members were reclassified as 4-F.
4-F now means "Registrant not acceptable for military service."
I'm still going to be careful walking around your front porch.
Thanks bsc. I like your original meaning better than what they told me. Glad to hear that they dropped the 1-Y classification. I still have my draft card as a keepsake.