Tom is 18 years old, about to leave school and unlike most of his friends who do not have a clue what they want to do, he has wanted to be a member of the Garda Siochana since he was a child. The mere medical diagnosis tends to be enough to spark employers into tremors in terms of making reasonable adjustments. Patients with neuropathic pain had higher TPD values on the plantar surface of the foot and both groups of DM patients had higher TPD values on the outer lateral malleolus compared with the control group (P < 0.05). They're all tough to stomach, knowing that this disease is manageable and that people have achieved Olympic feats with it. I understand why certain laws are in place - personally, I wouldn't want to be on a plane if I knew the pilot was in danger of seizuring - I know that that's not the case with diabetics but it's how some people see us. I’ve divided it into two posts though as it was getting a bit long. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Physicians exert control over the clinical encounter and should endeavor to reduce patients' perceptions of discrimination during outpatient visits. When a claim for discrimination has been brought on the basis of diabetes, the courts are required to do an individual assessment of each person. Now, people with HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, diabetes, cancer, and a wide range of other disabilities, are covered under the Act. [T]he DOT has promulgated regulations which establish certain qualifications for drivers of commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. For example, African-Americans have been less likely than whites to have eye examinations, HbA1c and LDL cholesterol monitoring, and influenza vaccinations (9–12).