I used to work in the disability services office of a large public university. I am very familiar with the type of accommodations for which a diabetic is entitled. Any time I meet a diabetic on my campus, I always advocate for them to set up their accommodations. I think it is better to for them to have them and never need them than wish you had them after something happens.
Now taking this class (again, watch the video), I find myself in an unfamiliar situation. I am really ambivalent about asking for accommodations.
I have never actually used them before (diagnosed in the last semester of last year of college, didn’t need them for grad school). My class is in the morning, which is when I am personally most likely to have a low blood sugar situation. Do I really want to take a test recovering from a low? It’s one class, do I really need anything? Again, I have never used them before. If I don’t ask and then need something, how much will I regret it? What do I ask for even? I don’t mind testing in class, and we can eat and drink in class with no problems.
Alright diabetic bloggers/readers, time for your collective two cents!!