I am newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I have been through three jobs since trying to get my life on track, and I find when I am doing things the way I am told I feel a little better, but I am also finding out that people have started treating me differently which really puzzles me. I do know that diabetes is not considered a disability, however when I have gone for job interviews I have actually been treated very poorly as soon as people find I am diabetic. One example, I relocated to a small town in Nebraska and I went to the temporary agency to work through them, three months after signing up I called them asking them why they have not sent me out. They had not even checked my references to be able to put me to work, and the lady in the office invited me to feel free to go apply for jobs on my own. They knew I had diabetes cause it is something I am up front with because eventually it will be hard to hide. In short I guess people around me make me feel I am disabled and make it hard for me to get anywhere, I have been working a part time job for a few months now making 6.25 an hour with no end in sight, Does anyone else experience any of these things?
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