Am I disabled?

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lindap
lindap Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited June 2018 in Everyday life
I am type 1  diabetic on two injections a day would I be classed as disabled 

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  • Geoark
    Geoark Community member Posts: 1,464 Championing
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    Hi @cupcake1

    Diabetis is considered a hidden disability, and employers would need to make some acommodations, these would depend a lot on how well your diabetis is controlled. It should include a private place to inject yourself if you need to at work, flexibility for being able to eat or testing your sugar level. Time off for hospital appointments - though this does not have to be paid.

    For disabilty benefits it would depend on how your diabetis affects you. If it is under control and managed it would unlikely be enough to qualify you for PIP or ESA on its own. Secondary conditions caused by diabetis which affect mobility and daily living may do.