By Jacqualynne Latest Reply 2013-05-14 17:26:45 -0500
Started 2013-05-13 11:55:53 -0500

Does anyone have FMLA paperwork on file do to complications that arise with diabetes? Sometimes I am late for work because of low blood sugars and can't come in because of high blood sugars. With diabetes being unpredictable I need advice on how the paperwork should be filled out by a doctor.

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Jacqualynne 2013-05-14 17:26:45 -0500 Report

Well my FMLA has to be updated every six months like my diabetes are just going to disappear. I turned in my paperwork to my doctor today. It looks like everything is going to work out! Thanks for all the help everyone!

Lizardfan 2013-05-14 12:03:09 -0500 Report

I am retired now, but when I worked I kept an active FMLA on file at all times to cover my diabetes issues. Those are so valuable in my opinion!

Jacqualynne 2013-05-13 21:54:18 -0500 Report

Thank soooo much! That really helps me a lot. My primary care doctor really didn't know what to write so I have to redo my paperwork. She only wrote two or three days a month which would be fine for me as we'll but this month I have been sick and I am getting trained for my insulin pump so I keep missing work here and there which FMLA covers but my insurance is saying I went over a day but it is only due to my pump training. I really only missed twice! Thank you for responding to this post. It has been stressing me out!

cherri_cal1 2013-05-14 15:12:00 -0500 Report

I'm glad that helped. it is very difficult to try and take care of your diabetes and not miss work. there are days when you just feel like crap. I work in a call center. I am very careful but still seem to catch things. Everything affects diabetes. When I have had to be off additional days9Flu) I just took my doctor a new copy of the FMLA paperwork and had her add the extra days under exiting condition. That works if you need additional time off ever.

cherri_cal1 2013-05-13 21:12:42 -0500 Report

I have FMLA to cover my time off due to complications. I needed to do it to protect my job. My doctor gave me 5 days off per month. I don't need that much I may take 1 day off or a morning in a month but its good to have just in case. I had gotten ear infection, soar throat , flu over the winter and was off a week. since I couldn't eat my blood sugars were not in control. FMLA covered the entire week.She wrote my FMLA needed due to complications with diabetes.

Jacqualynne 2013-05-13 16:30:59 -0500 Report

Thank you but I already know that! With the type of insurance I have the wording has to be specific. That's more of what I am looking for.