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Offline Linds

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All Day Interview/Meeting
« on: May 03, 2010, 02:29:24 PM »
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  • So, how do you handle it if you have an interview that could potentially last all day long, with a lunch in there somewhere?

    I guess I hadn't thought of this before, but do you just test in front of everyone?  What if affects their views (it shouldn't, but you know what I mean)?
    Linds-dx. 12/23/2006
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    Re: All Day Interview/Meeting
    « Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 02:32:29 PM »
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  • Ooh - that's a tough one Linds.  I would NEVER tell anyone about my diabetes in an interview.  Too easy for them to pass you up, and easy to say it's for another reason and not D.  I've never had this situation before so I'm not sure what I would do.  Obviously, it's pretty hard to hide.  I suppose you COULD try to go check somewhere private and bolus privately, but I don't know.

    On the other hand, if you handled it just like it's simply a part of life, they might look favorably on that.  Hard to say.  Wish I could help with a more concrete answer.
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    Re: All Day Interview/Meeting
    « Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 07:10:10 PM »
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  • no idea... but what ever happens, I know you'll handle it with class

    and  <fx'd> that they're mature enough to look past the d

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    Re: All Day Interview/Meeting
    « Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 07:13:26 PM »
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  • There will be breaks. Test every break, even if they are close together. Run a little higher if you can to combat dropping because of nerves, or vise versa, however you are when stressed.
    You will be great Linds!!
    Leslie in New Jersey: mom to ava 11 (non-d) and giovanni 13 (dx'd T1D 7/25/07 and Celiac 1/14)

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    Re: All Day Interview/Meeting
    « Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 07:19:45 PM »
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  • Well, I'd decided I would go in at a good stable #, knowing how much insulin I have active, if I have any.  Bathroom breaks I will check, and if I need to correct, I'm going to do less of a correction, just to run a little high.  I'm fine running higher for a day, and post bolusing a lunch.  What sucks is that, it will be on my mind, so I'll be sitting there thinking "am I low, or is that a high?"

    Having to learn or re-learn how to do everything in your life differently, sucks.

    Thanks guys.
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    Re: All Day Interview/Meeting
    « Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 07:21:15 PM »
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  • Sounds like you have a good plan. It will all work out, but yes it does suck Linds.
    Leslie in New Jersey: mom to ava 11 (non-d) and giovanni 13 (dx'd T1D 7/25/07 and Celiac 1/14)

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    Re: All Day Interview/Meeting
    « Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 07:23:52 PM »
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  • good luck Linds.  Sounds like you have a decent plan in mind.  When is the interview?
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    Re: All Day Interview/Meeting
    « Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 07:49:53 PM »
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  • good luck Linds.  Sounds like you have a decent plan in mind.  When is the interview?

    Next Friday.
    Linds-dx. 12/23/2006
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    Re: All Day Interview/Meeting
    « Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010, 01:26:03 PM »
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  • Good luck.  I know you'll let us know how it goes!
    Nancy
    DX March, 1971 (45 years). Pumping with "Forrest Pump" for 10 years.  Lovin' my Dexcom G4 "Lt Dan".  Mom/Stepmom of 7, grandma of 10.



     


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