Question about diabetes type 2 and dot physical.

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  1. amanzanedo

    amanzanedo Light Load Member

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    Ok im diabetic type 2 recent discovered controlled with metmorfin 500mg every day in the morning,question is how your employer find out you are diabetic if you not tell them you are,i mean i pass the physical just a month,the 2 yrs physical and i didnt disclose i was a diabetic, and when they test my urine for sugar was good no sugar nothing come up,so i have a prehire and they will do a new physical again on orientation,how they will find out, if my pee is clear or sugar did i am diabetic,are they know your taking metmorfin medicine on your hair drug test,or urine drug test,are those medicines come up on your drug tests,i dont want a tell them because i dont want any restriction on my license or 6 months medical card,im well controlled with diet exercise and 1 pill a day,and i know i can still drive with diabetes type 2, but somebody been on this situation,is just i dont want to disclose that,any advise or somebody went thru the same issue,thanks.
     
  2. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    Lying on the physical and getting caught is a stupid move.

    Seems to be more of this anymore. Reason a state trooper was killed in Illinois.
     
  3. buzzarddriver

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    If you are on one metformin a day, you are just borderline diabetic. I'd keep it to myself for the moment, as you might find in the future, your doc might decide you are ok if you keep your weight down. If you do pop positive for sugar on a pee test later on, they just have you see your doc to determine "IF" you have a problem.
     
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    flood Road Train Member

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    when you tell them you will get a 1 year card not a 6 month card...

    but are you asking if you should LIE about it to the doctor and the company....?
     
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    I'm a type 2 diabetic and I control it with Metformin 500m twice a day and you don't need to be afraid to tell the Dr that cause it is not against the law as long as you control it without insulin.
     
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    Just watch your sugar and carb intake and drink lots of water starting early as possible before the physical. Exercise doesn't hurt either. They will never know. Why inconvience yourself with a 1 year card?
     
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    Yea but,probably will show on my hair drug test im taking diabetic medicine or in the urine drug test, or only shows for drugs and controlled medicines???
     
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    If you do what I told you to do nothing diabetic related will show in a urinalysis or any other type of drug screen. They are only checking for opiates,PCP and marijuana and sometimes alcohol. Metformin will not show.

    But what companies do a hair drug test? At any rate metformin will not be tested for in any drug screen.
     
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    Your only problem is if you get caught you will not only lose your job, but also your career as well, because it will be put on your DAC to warn other companies considering hiring you. It's like refusing to take a drug test. It's always better to be honest. Some people may get away with it temporarily, but they are playing with fire and you shouldn't play with fire if you don't want to be burnt. Moreover, if you tell the truth you will get a 1 year medical card.
     
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    thats why i dont want to disclose because the 1 yr medical card sucks,but because they will do a hair drug test probably will show that im taking metmorfin for diabetes.