I wondering what what many of us do for living and whether or not diabetes has affected your job or choice of careers?
I guess I am asking because I am unemployed right now and looking (of course) but I have changed careers several times in life - not because of diabetes - I am new - just diagnosed about a month ago. So, I qualify to do many different jobs but because the economy sucks right now some jobs are harder to get than others. Some are more specialized than others.
But here is what I am brewing over as I look over the jobs online. Now, that I have diabetes - should I be worried about any physical limitations? Or, more to the point of this post, do others worry about it? Or feel you can't do a very physical job because of D? Does it get in the way or do you not feel that you are healthy enough for a job that is very physical and need a "sit on your butt" desk job?
I am Type 2 so my worries are mostly about taking my meds (Metformin) and my diet. No insulin.
Here are the ex- career fields I have the most experience in that I am currently looking at the openings for:
Zookeeper,Medical Records, Computer Programmer (mostly mainframe - yeah, I know - don't laugh techies! I do other stuff too!).
So, my chances of getting a programmer job right now is slim because of the economy and competition.I have been applying - and not much luck. Not too many zookeepers around so that might be an easier bet but I am worried about the physical part of it now that I have D? (the job is ALL physical for the most part) Plus am I getting too old for such a physical job?
Just looking for others experiences and complications stories I guess - I don't want to fall into a situation where I can't do the job because of the D. Probably worrying too much but trying to plan ahead for the most part. And make the right choice now that my life is different...:(