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Working with diabetes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toddy Feb 13, 2013. 29 Replies

My doctor is trying to stop me from working however I need the medical insurance when I finally do get it. She is saying that type 1 diabetes is a disability and that I can get disability. However…Continue


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Toddy replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"I think you need another doctor. I work full time and my D is of no hindrance to my performance. I just keep my tool box (all my supplies)with me and it is of no consequence. That makes no sense to tell that to a patient."
Feb 13, 2013
Rob replied to Joy Pape's discussion 'How much does your insulin cost?'
"245.00 for levamir flex pen and that is for a 20 day supply. Five pens only last me for 20 days"
Jan 10, 2013
Rob replied to Sagwabetes's discussion 'How much do you bolus for coffee?'
"Coffee is my addiction as well. I don't have to bolus when I drink coffee. I drink my coffee black though with nothing in it."
Jan 9, 2013
Capin101 replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"You may want to consider filing a complaint with the North Carolina Medical Board:"
Dec 26, 2012
sebabella replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"Here's a great link regarding the rights for a diabetic or otherwise 'disabled' person, however one would define that."
Dec 26, 2012
Black Llama and Rob are now friends
Dec 24, 2012
Tim replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"Yeah, it's also possible that the OP's doc is really part of a "disability mill". i.e. not so interested in helping patient in any way except for qualifying them for disability. I was very lucky when I was a kid, that only…"
Dec 24, 2012
nel replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"Firstly I wish you well and continuous good health !! I know people with type 1 diabetes who work for insulin pump companies . I also know people with diabetes , who work for the Canadian Diabetes Association ...they are shining examples . I…"
Dec 23, 2012
Linda G replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"That's great Betty...and indeed, your doctor WAS ahead of his time! I remember about as long ago, a little boy who lived across the street from my grandmother's place. He was 6, a year younger than I. We were forbidden to play with…"
Dec 23, 2012
Betty J replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"Tim, then there were the doctors like mine who were ahead of their time when I was dxed over 50 years ago. He had what they called the new method of treating us. He allowed at times having what was considered forbidden for us to eat. When I wanted…"
Dec 23, 2012
Linda G replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"Yes Tim....the CDA (Canadian Diabetes Association) advocates tirelessly as well in that bringing awareness, and in making life as a whole accessible to all people with diabetes. Nevertheless....we will always find a few, doctors included,…"
Dec 23, 2012
Tim replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"There is an older generation of doctors out there who still regard T1 diabetes or any other "disability" as something that means we should live shuttered lives and not be seen in public. This view was very common when I was diagnosed 30+…"
Dec 23, 2012
acidrock23 replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"This sounds very bizarre. If your BP is normal, why is the doc talking about BP damage at all? I think that's a very long-term affect. The NIH neuropathy page mentions a situation where nerve damage can cause a sudden BP drop when standing. I…"
Dec 23, 2012
PedsRN replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"I've heard some really stupid things said by some really stupid doctors but that has to be right up there on the top of my list. If you are an able bodied person, diabetes or no diabetes, you should be working and not living as disabled for…"
Dec 23, 2012
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Working with diabetes

My doctor is trying to stop me from working however I need the medical insurance when I finally do get it. She is saying that type 1 diabetes is a disability and that I can get disability. However Social Security is saying she is wrong. Does she have the right to stop me from working and driving?See More
Dec 23, 2012
Rob replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"I dont have a blood pressure problem as of yet. I said in my post that the nerves that control blood pressure are damaged. However I haven't experienced in blood pressure problems."
Dec 22, 2012

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At 8:29am on December 21, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Rob...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 12:28pm on December 20, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 5:10am on December 20, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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