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Current Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regulations prohibit all individuals with insulin dependent diabetes from obtaining a commercial drivers license. In a recent reversal of this policy, the FHWA has decided to begin a trial period for waiving the restriction based on a case-by-case medical evaluation process using criteria suggested by the American Diabetes Association. Drivers deemed eligible will be monitored for a three year period.
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Diabetes is commonly misunderstood as a debilitating condition that may prohibit us from being able to work, exercise, travel, or live full, productive lives. This kind of misinformation is often the source of wrongful discrimination.
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A survey of 108 people with insulin-dependent diabetes reveals that 35 percent of those polled have experienced some form of job discrimination, including not being hired (18 percent), not receiving promotions (11 percent), and losing a job (17 percent). In addition, the study also attempted to assess the degree of job accomodation available to individuals with diabetes in order for them to adequately care for themselves. While the majority reported adequate worksite accomodations such as a convenient place to test their blood glucose levels and inject insulin, and adequate space to store their suplies, over half reported frequently delayed meals, and 26 percent said that they never test themselves at work.
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