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You can put it back in the fridge, but it is not a good idea to continually take it out and put it back in.

Also, diabetes is not covered by the ADA, so no reasonable accomadation is required. This was decided by the Supreme Court years ago.

The most effective way to set your basal rate is to fast, as other people have commented. If you are exercising excessively then you need to check if you need to change your basal rate to avoid lows. Don’t you fast for blood tests??

Your A1C is a measure only of your average BG. It is a less than perfect measure of diabetes management. A better measure is time in range (between 180 and 75). If you are using a cgm the software calculates this statistic.

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Can you provide references to that? The documents I find online all say the opposite - that it is covered as a “endocrine disability”


I do agree with @MikeR1 that there were a number of court decisions which imposed significant restrictions on the ADA which was signed into law in July of 1990. With the various court ruling taken into account, diabetes was effectively not covered under this law. Among other things, this environment led to the signing of the ADAAA in September of 2008.

Although people often speak of the ADA, unless they are discussing it in historical terms, it is often times likely they really mean the ADAAA.

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, diabetes would certainly be relevant in terms of the ADA as amended by the ADAAA.

Following is an interesting article describing the ADA, the problem from such and leading up to the ADAAA.


Thanks for posting, Tim. That was very informative and interesting.