March 6, 2019
Question from Baltimore, Maryland, USA:
My 16 year old granddaughter was diagnosed with type 1 two months ago. She is now about to return to her part/time job as a cashier in a small grocery store. She is currently in good control, testing and taking injections. We want to know how she should handle disclosing her T1D to her employer and getting breaks as needed at work.
Diabetes is a protected disability under the American’s with Disabilities Act. The American Diabetes Association has a short piece on their website about reasonable accommodations. See: