If your GSD is well-managed, you should be able to do most jobs just as well as anybody else. It is helpful however if your employer, and perhaps your close colleagues too, are aware of GSD for a number of important practical reasons;
- THE NEED FOR REGULAR MEALS AND SNACKS
If you have GSD, skipping meals and snacks to meet a deadline is not an option.
- YOU MIGHT ALSO NEED TO CONSUME CORNSTARCH AT WORK
For some individuals, having a private place for this may be helpful.
- SPOTTING EARLY SIGNS OF HYPOS
Sometimes hypoglycaemia, or a low blood glucose level, may be seen through a change in behaviour. This behaviour may be noticed by others, even if you yourself do not notice it. If colleagues are aware of the signs of possible ‘hypos’, they can help you identify them earlier. This means that ‘hypos’ can be dealt with more quickly.
As with any medical condition, it is advisable to discuss your particular requirements (e.g. time off for appointments) with your employer.