How to manage diabetes as a CNA?

  1. I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic at 3 1/2 years old. I'm 31 now and not quite in a CNA program yet, but hopefully will be soon.

    When I get done with that, and hopefully get hired, how do I approach it? I don't usually have issues with any work schedule, I can generally manage, but I'm just curious if anyone is T1D and how they handle it?

    Do you tell your employer? Will I be allowed to wear my diabetes alert bracelet?

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  3. by   Glycerine82
    You don't need to tell them, but It would be wise so if you have an attack they know whats going on. I would imagine wearing your bracelet would be fine, but try to get a rubber one for work so it doesn't scratch the patients.

    Just make sure you check your bs when you need to and you take time to eat and give yourself insulin when needed.

    Should be a total non-issue. You come first. If you aren't healthy you are no good to anyone ;-)