My work ‘requires’ us to get our Commercial Drivers Licenses. We are expected to drive children around for Summer Camp. We also occassionally drive adults around for Leadership Excursions. Both of these things are very regimented days where the really is not much room for being late (i.e. pulling over for a low).
I know that in NC, if you are on insulin, you aren’t allowed to get a CDL without jumping through hoops. I work for a city government though, and they will allow the city to override this.
I’m scared to get my CDL. I already have this great fear of people riding in the car with me… so driving a BUS is even more worrisome. I get low. I get to 49 mg/dl and have to spend 20 or 30 minutes having to correct. I get high, and have headaches for hours because of it.
I’m worried that if I get my CDL, I’ll run my numbers high just so I won’t have to be a burden on the people that I’m driving. And this makes me mad, because I’M the one who will one day suffer the consequences.
My boss is a t2, so I think she would be okay with waiving this requirement (she doesn’t have her CDL either). I just don’t want to sound like I’m making excuses. I’m not sure she really understands how different t1 and t2 are.
Sorry for the long post, I’ve just had this on my mind for a while. Any suggestions?