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Do I have to disclose my diabetes to my employer?

Does your prospective employer need to know you have diabetes, or do you have the right not to tell them? For most jobs, your medical information is confidential, and you won't have to disclose that you have diabetes. The law protects you from discrimination just because you have diabetes, whether you've told your employer or kept it quiet. If you're applying to be a pilot, a police officer or a paramedic, you need to tell the interviewer that you have diabetes. It's rare, but there are some employers that will not hire you if you take insulin. Talk to your doctor before beginning your job search, to see which jobs might be restricted.

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