Emily F
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While seeking new employment, my old boss told my potential new boss of my Type 1... how wrong is that?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Schroebel Apr 22, 2011. 103 Replies

Hi gang,Hope you are all doing VERY well. I have been missing due to school and new job hunting.Now, regarding my problem, I did acquire the job in question, but what right did my old boss have in…Continue

Tags: 1, disclosure, Type, privacy, employer

Have you ever received a bad "lot" of insulin? I had never even considered it!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily F Nov 23, 2010. 16 Replies

Hi folks. I know we trust our pharmacies very much, and we should! I did, however, run into a scary scenario where I was using a fresh vial of insulin, delivered intact via Mail-order straight to my…Continue

Tags: bad-insulin, ketones, ketoacidosis

Area near Boston...Step-Out Boston ADA walk... anyone doing it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Corbett Sep 26, 2010. 2 Replies

Hey everyone, does anybody know if they are going to do StepOut Boston? I usually do, but in a…Continue

Tags: boston, step-out, walk

Pump failure in a foreign country. Nightmare!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Xanthasun Sep 27, 2010. 17 Replies

I was in the Dominican Republic (punta cana) on vacation last week, and despite all my efforts to take my pump no where NEAR water, and be a dubious site changer, on Tues (it was a Sat - Sat trip) it…Continue

 

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Laddie replied to Emily F's discussion 'What can I do with my extra CGM transmitters?'
"I really struggled with the Medtronic CGM and had lots of bruising and pain. I always used the inserter. I've been using Dexcom for several years and don't have that problem although I still wince when I insert it. Dexcom is more similar…"
Jan 28, 2013
1.5melody replied to Emily F's discussion 'What can I do with my extra CGM transmitters?'
"Ouch! I have been considering the cgm to help me get my bg under better control, but this doesn't sound great, given the fact that I find myself asking my regular infusion set needle to "please not hurt this time" every time I insert…"
Jan 28, 2013
Melitta replied to Emily F's discussion 'DKA... how much do you know?'
"Hi Brian: You could very well be correct that the 6% is inflated. That was the statistic that Bruce Buckingham MD (Stanford pediatric endo) cited at a talk I attended in Santa Clara in 2009. One of Dr. Buckingham's clinical trial subjects…"
Apr 28, 2011
Brian (bsc) replied to Emily F's discussion 'DKA... how much do you know?'
"Actually, I think that 6% rate is highly inflated. The sources often track back to commonly cited rate of 4% which as far as I can tell has no basis. The DCCT found no statistically significant increase in death in the intensive treatment arm, there…"
Apr 28, 2011
Melitta replied to Emily F's discussion 'DKA... how much do you know?'
"Hi Jacq: Thanks so much for the work that you are doing. There are several elephants in the room when it comes to Type 1 diabetes, and a big elephant is diabulimia (another is the fact that about 6% of Type 1 diabetics die of hypos). I do think that…"
Apr 28, 2011
Melitta replied to Emily F's discussion 'DKA... how much do you know?'
"Unfortunately, the American Diabetes Association continues to perpetuate myths about Type 1 diabetes that are a "cause and effect" relationship for DKA. ADA says that most new-onset Type 1 diabetes is seen in children and adolescents, when…"
Apr 28, 2011
Marps replied to Emily F's discussion 'DKA... how much do you know?'
"I'm definitely a contributor to those stats in the US. I've had several bouts with Dka due to pump failure (with no alarm while asleep- whcih is partly why I'm back on MDI) as well as Dka due to vomiting and sickness- unable to eat,…"
Apr 28, 2011
Brian (bsc) replied to Emily F's discussion 'DKA... how much do you know?'
"Sorry that you are not feeling well. Generally, as a diabetic you will start generating ketones when your blood sugar gets really elevated to 200-300, or even higher. You can buy a little container of ketostix at any old pharmacy, about $10 for 50.…"
Apr 28, 2011
Peter replied to Emily F's discussion 'DKA... how much do you know?'
"This is the first useful info I've been able to find. I've felt like crap the last 3 days, achy, nauseous, very tired and hard to concentrate and my BG is elevated but not high like the article. the symptoms seem spot on though and only a…"
Apr 28, 2011
Peter Schroebel replied to Emily F's discussion 'While seeking new employment, my old boss told my potential new boss of my Type 1... how wrong is that?'
"Not being funny here but, I like people to know that I am a T1 as it could save my life. So if in-fact you go low at work, they won't think that you are drunk or crazy but rather have glucose tabs on hand. It could also be looked upon as a…"
Apr 22, 2011
john stewart replied to Emily F's discussion 'While seeking new employment, my old boss told my potential new boss of my Type 1... how wrong is that?'
"I would be Peed off about this,I told my store manger and supervisor about my diabetes,My supervisor has it to and there is a few of us in the store,it is a evasion of privacy,go to the department of labor,or human rights tribunal,"
Apr 22, 2011
Gerri replied to Emily F's discussion 'While seeking new employment, my old boss told my potential new boss of my Type 1... how wrong is that?'
"Good to have experts willing to set the record straight. Hugs back."
Apr 18, 2011
nel left a comment for Emily F
"Dear Emily ..have you read the responses to your latest posting...one hundred responses !! ?? I sure wish you well; hope you get to express yourself , so I can learn !! ...this is confusing in my mind , not being in the work force since 1999 ! All…"
Apr 18, 2011
Anthony replied to Emily F's discussion 'While seeking new employment, my old boss told my potential new boss of my Type 1... how wrong is that?'
"The following link to a "fact sheet" is provided by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In summary, the EEOC states: "Although not everyone who has diabetes has a disability as defined by the ADA, it is…"
Apr 18, 2011
SF Pete replied to Emily F's discussion 'While seeking new employment, my old boss told my potential new boss of my Type 1... how wrong is that?'
"No, she's right. Employers have all kinds of personal medical information within their control. If you have a benefits department, they know what's up with you. Unless you give express WRITTEN consent to disclosure of your medical…"
Apr 18, 2011
Gerri replied to Emily F's discussion 'While seeking new employment, my old boss told my potential new boss of my Type 1... how wrong is that?'
"Lynne, Thanks for sharing your knowledge & expertise as an HR executive. Everything you've written clearly shows Emily's right to confidentiality was violated. Thanks also for your patience:)"
Apr 18, 2011

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February 1, 1993
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6.8 :(
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Medtronic Paradigm

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At 7:52pm on April 18, 2011, nel said…
Dear Emily ..have you read the responses to your latest posting...one hundred responses !! ??
I sure wish you well; hope you get to express yourself , so I can learn !! ...this is confusing in my mind , not being in the work force since 1999 !
All the Best from Canada :)
At 8:33pm on April 17, 2011, Donna H said…
Hey, Emily -- I am responding to your post here because there seems to be a lot of loud views under your actual question. How did your former employer learn of your T1? If i know that I can point you toward a direction for recourse, if any seems available.
At 1:10pm on December 17, 2010, kyle said…

thanks for being positive its really good to hear incouragement when your diabetic.

At 7:32am on December 17, 2010, 870allamerican said…

Hello from another New Englander.

At 2:59pm on September 26, 2010, Smithy said…
Hi Emily, thanks for the warm welcome .. looking forward to getting to know you all.
At 10:04am on July 3, 2010, Holger Schmeken said…
Wow, now we have beaten Argentina. I think we have an appointment with Netherland...
At 9:16am on June 25, 2010, Holger Schmeken said…
Hi Emily, congrats to your A1c of 5.6 and the long term stability of your A1c numbers. This is really an achievement to celebrate. To my surprise I had 5.4 yesterday but I am sceptical about this because my numbers in my holiday were not that perfect. At least it matches my theory that my morning highs in the holiday were just elevated for a short time (under one hour). Anyway, the Cup is great to watch but the timing is also conflicting with my work schedule. I hope you will have time to watch Germany vs England.
At 4:03am on March 5, 2010, Angela said…
Hi sweetie~ just wanted to see how you are doing? Have a great weekend!
At 9:30am on February 25, 2010, Angela said…
Do you go to Joslin or just Medford for an endo? How far are you from Boston?I am about 2 1/2-3hrs. My husband plays out there alot so maybe we can meet up sometime! Great meeting you and have a good weekend :)
At 3:24am on February 24, 2010, Holger Schmeken said…
Willkommen to TuDiabetes! Great to read you are doing lab research. Did you ever come accross an animation of the interaction between the insulin molecule and the cell? I mean a video that is comparable in quality and detail to this one (protein assembly). Holger
 
 
 

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