I am a T1 since last 4 years. I am applying for the Research Associate position at a few UK universities. these are contract basis (usually for one year). In all applications, there is an option for applicant, which is as follows.
"As part of its commitment to the Disability Confident scheme, the College operates a Guaranteed Interview
Scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria as detailed in the Job Description/Person
Specification. If you feel that you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act, you can select YES or NO for the below statement.
Providing that you meet all the essential criteria for the job, you will be invited for interview: YES/NO"
I am wondering if Type 1 Diabetic or Type 2 Diabetic comes under this category. If yes, then, will selecting ‘YES’ impact my further processing of application. Also I am from India. These positions are very relevant to my research work. My point is, Can diabetes really be a positive factor for my selection.