I am taking a lunch break from jury duty. For the first time in my life I was randomly selected as a jury candidate subject to voir dire or the jury screening process. Voir dire ended just before lunch and due to the amount of questions directed my way, I think my chances of being seated as a jury member for this civil trial are better than average. I could be wrong. The trial is expected to last for two to three days.
Now I’m thinking about a list of accommodations that I need so that I can take care of my diabetes. Here’s what I think I can live with yet still fulfill my civic duty:
I need to monitor my blood glucose levels through checking my Apple Watch as well as fingersticking. I need to do this anytime, anywhere, without restriction.
I need unencumbered access to my cell phone so that I may monitor my diabetes status via the Loop app, a hybrid artificial pancreas system.
I need to be able to treat hypos with glucose tabs, anywhere, anytime.
I need to be able to meet the normal needs of my hypoglycemia alert dog but I don’t anticipate he will need much and will not likely interrupt the proceedings.
What do you think? Am I being unreasonable balancing the needs of the court, the civil litigants, and my diabetes?