So ....here is the verdict...
After an almost 2 hour long distance phone call to NJ with the Artistic Director himself about my Diabetic needs, he decided to come to an "agreement" with me. I have been needing some emergency juice with me throughout the night time recently and of course i needed to make sure I would be able to have this with me. Well it was a very tough battle and he agreed to allow me 1 organic granola bar to have with me. A granola bar, is not fast acting sugar and I requested a juice box/ glucose tabs. His response to me was.."if you have enough energy while a low happens to open a juice box and drink it, you can walk to the infirmary and get one" (the infirmary is on a separate floor)..HA!!! After swallowing back enormous amounts of rage, I continued to inform him of the serious nature of hypo reactions and what can happen if not treated properly and promptly. After this he chuckled and then agreed to the 1 juice box. I realized that this is the farthest I am going to get with this idiot, and ended the phone call.
After this phone call I made the decision to terminate my space at the workshop. I did not feel comfortable attending with so many previsions over my health. I have been Type 1 for 15 years, I am very confident in how I treat my diabetes but I, like all of you diabetics, understand how diabetes affects everyday life in general.
After tying to contact him via phone about my decision, I resorted to emailing him as requested by his assistant.... His one word response to my termination at the workshop....."UNBELIEVABLE!"
I laughed when i read this ..well.. laughed among other words exchanged under my breath, and really he has it right. This whole situation he was putting me under was UNBELIEVABLE! I have been involved in many productions with different theatre companies and nothing like this has ever come up!
I could go ahead and rant and rant on this, but I will spare you and call a close friend.
I must say I have been lucky, as this is my first instance like this over my 15 years being diabetic. Non the less, I am upset and a little down.
I will keep my head held high and continue forward with my diabetes and my career.
Thank you all for your insights and advise, it is so wonderful to be apart of the Tudiabetes family!