Diabetes in the Workplace

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Hi all.

This is my very first time posting on the forum. I am a diabetic college student going to school for nursing.

I was recently at a clinical site (at a mental hospital) where I was taking my blood sugar and administering insulin in the staff break room. I was approached by my instructor and was told that I needed to clean the table, wash my hands, and that I can only do my diabetes care in restrooms instead of "public spaces" because it is an infection risk.

According to my instructor, it is the hospital's policy. I couldn't help but feel my rights were being taken away/ this picture wasn't right. I didn't think the employer, in this case, is allowed to tell the person protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act where they are allowed to complete their care.

Thoughts?

Posted about 11 months ago
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Hmm...I never had that problem before. I don't take insulin, but I do take my blood sugar at work at my work station and my boss never said anything about it. Though I would be very upset as well.

Posted about 4 months ago