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Re: [IPk] In reply to exam stress management and other issues

Rebecca - did you intend to say something here?

On the subject of the DDA, Christine, I'm interested to know what you 
think your employer could have done to prevent you from having hypos in 
front of classes? And what does reading large volumes of material at 
night have to do with it? Or are you saying that you struggled at night 
because your blood sugars were typically low or high at this time of 
day? As an academic myself, I find it hard to understand what needs you 
might have that a university could justifiably grant you in this 
respect, since academics typically have a very free lifestyle compared 
to most jobs (flexible timetables and schedules, very little micro 
management, the ability to work from home, do flexi- and part-time and 
so on). But maybe you were more restricted in your work. Did you pursue 
any issues with the university as a result of them not applying the DDA 
in your case? Maybe I'm lucky but of all the universities I've been at 
(3 as a student and all 4 as an employee) I've never had such issues. 
I've had problems with blood sugar control, for sure, but never as a 
result of any university policies or their treatment of me.

On 03/05/2011 19:21, Rebecca wrote:
> Ag
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 1 May 2011, at 01:54, email @ redacted wrote:
>> Again karen i couldn't agree more and thanks for analysing the issues so
>> carefully
>> I had an academic career before retiring and now have several complications
>> partly as a result of not having had sufficient time or space to keep bss
 > > perfect without collapsing with hypos in front of large classes or
> to
>> read large volumes of material at night
>> With more consideration from employers my life expectancy would be longer
>> That is why the disability discrimination act is so important and needs
>> enforcing
>> The best of luck to you and your daughter
>> Christine
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