"Thanks Veteran. Yeah, I always wear a suit or a sport jacket to the interview and yes that does a nice job of concealing it. I've been self-employed for a long time and am now re-entering the world of the corporation. Up to this point I've…"
"My bosses have always know that I am diabetic and most of the people I work with know because I have been working with them for 7years. However, the occasional new employee comes along and I do not like to tell them about it because it does bring up…"
"I have never thought about hiding or not..
But I have always got long infusion sets 100cm and worn it around my neck in a pump case, it really can't be seen.
It was not the idea of hiding that prompted this, I always found that wearing it on my…"
"I do try to hide my pump, and I did when I was applying to jobs and when I worked.
Part of the problem is that the hiring people can't directly ask about certain things, but they do look for clues to weed people out, sometimes illegally.…"
"I always keep my pump in my back pocket and have found that it is not very noticeable. The only problem I had was one time when my tubing came untucked from my pants and someone said something about it. To solve that I wear a belt. I wear it in a…"
"Thanks for the response Sue. You've hit my main concern about it being seen as a weakness on the head. I'll be part of a new team responsible for implementing an EHR system and it looks like I may have some project management…"
"I would discretely position my pump during a job interview. Your prospective employer cannot ask about medical conditions and if they see you pump it might create a difficult situation. I would bet that just putting your pump in you pants pocket and…"
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Well howdy neighbor! Did you get any snow in Johnson City this week? I love the mountain scenery too but never seem to have enough time to enjoy it. I'm glad you like the pictures..they were taken on a rare day off from work and the waterfalls in this area are just beautiful!
Hey Keith!! Thanks so much. From your a1c score, it seems you're doing pretty well too! I love your IM name, its so clever! I am starting a business dedicated to Type1 diabetics. I'll be doing life coaching and fitness training. I think I have something unique to offer. I've found in my life that helping others gives me a sense of well being. I see you just moved to Nashville, where are you from originally?
Hey George, thanks for checking on me. I know I've been absent from the blogging community for awhile. I've just been busy, but everything is OK. When I check my RSS reader the numbers are so high they're scary. I'll confess I haven't checked out YouTube Tuesday in awhile... just means I'll have lots to enjoy when I get back that direction in the near future.
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