IMPORTANT COURT RULING FOR ALL DIABETICS: Diabetic Man Wins Americans With Disabilities Act Ruling

By Avera Latest Reply 2009-03-15 19:20:51 -0500
Started 2009-02-14 23:44:38 -0600

"An Arizona utility worker's case shouldn't have been dismissed, a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules. His suit now goes to trial.

In a decision with potential implications for the nation's 24 million diabetics, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that a Type 2 diabetes patient may be entitled to the protections of the Americans With Disabilities Act."

I posted the article in the "News & Articles" section if you want to read the whole article. I think this is excellent news!!

How does everyone else feel about this??

11 replies

southern_ lady
southern_ lady 2009-03-14 20:32:49 -0500 Report

What good news,,we who have diabetes
do have disabilities,we have trouble
being tired,trouble with our feet and
leg,s,and low,s that will sit us down
so yes this is very much needed.

Edie 2009-03-15 19:20:51 -0500 Report

You are so right. I am glad that this case was won for all Diabetics. Now if they just follow up on it and make sure that they do what is right by all of us.

Edie 2009-02-15 18:07:00 -0600 Report

I am glad that they found in his favor. I got mine on my recuring hernias and small Artieries disease. And not being able to stand or sit for long periods of time to put in a decent day of work. I had to have help to stand up after my hearing in Aug. of 08

rbergman 2009-02-15 10:43:51 -0600 Report

I knew about this as far as Education is concerned and fought the school using the information I was armed with to get them to treat Laura as she is to be treated in a school setting. I didn't know how it worked as far as employment goes though. Diabetes alone is not considered a "disability" as far as getting SSI but there are still rights we as diabetics have that most people probably wouldn't know about or consider unless confronted with it by a diabetic.

2009-02-14 23:48:31 -0600 Report

I had applied for a job with Consumers Energy some time ago, and was denied the job when they discovered I was diabetic. I had no idea the ADA was there, and I never have considered myself having a disability.

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