I’m really glad I posted, it gave me the reassurance I needed that I was doing the right thing going to HR. I took your guy’s advice on how to approach the conversation with HR. I said that me and my coworker have conflicting medical needs and I could use advice on a solution that would work for both of us. The HR lady said that I have every right to continue to test my blood sugar in my office. When I told her that James suggested I test only at specific times of the day, her eyes got really big and she was like, “NO. Do not test your blood sugar on a schedule suggested to you by your coworker. Only your doctor.”
Later HR spoke to James as well. Here’s what we agreed to with HR:
-James is to call me on the phone before coming to my office. As in, “Hey, can I come ask a question?” and I say sure and ensure I’m not checking my blood sugar at that moment.
-I cannot test my blood sugar in front of James. I wasn’t doing this anyway.
-If James’ phobia symptoms are triggered for whatever reason, he is entitled to a ten-minute break to let his symptoms subside, in addition to the normal breaks we all get.
This system worked great...for a week. One day he called as usual, I said sure come over, but then he...didn’t come over. After about ten minutes I actually needed to check my blood sugar but thought with my luck he’d walk in at the exact moment I was testing. I ended up calling him back and he said that he got distracted and forgot he had a question for me. A few days later it happened again, and I was a bit annoyed that twice I delayed testing because I thought he was going to be entering my office at any second.
Soon after I found out that James had put in his two-week notice. He explained that me being diabetic wasn’t the only reason why he was quitting, he wanted different hours etc, but that it did play a role. Later, Megan (our other coworker) told me that James told her that he really struggled with me being diabetic. For example, even just thinking, “I need to ask a question, but I have to call first to make sure he’s not checking his blood sugar” was distressing to him because then he’d be thinking about it, which would make him feel queasy and anxious.
James has quit now. While I’m relieved that I don’t have to feel like a leper at work anymore, I mostly just feel bad for James. It must be awful liv... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was in a car accident as a kid and had to have my stomach pumped from swallowing a lot of my own blood. Why was this necessary?
I can't have been the only one who was expecting some actual quest dialogue, and maybe some spy action, akin to looking through the theatre's windows during 'A Taste of Hope' to learn the boss mechanics through seeing a team of NPC's fighting them?
Just feels like a miniquest at best right now, and that's a push.
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Hello Reddit! I’m Bethany Barone Gibbs, Ph.D., FAHA, associate professor in the department of health and human development and clinical and translational sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. I’m also an epidemiologist who chaired the volunteer writing group of a new scientific statement on behalf of the American Heart Association’s Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health; the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; and the Council on Clinical Cardiology.
An estimated 21% of U.S. adults, about 53 million, have systolic (top number) blood pressure between 120-139 mm Hg or diastolic (bottom number) blood pressure between 80-89 mm Hg; both values are abnormally high. Individuals in this range who have an otherwise low risk of heart disease or stroke meet the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) High Blood Pressure Guideline criteria for lifestyle-only treatment for elevated blood pressure.
Increasing physical activity results in clinically meaningful reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, typically an average reduction of 3 or 4 mm Hg. Similar improvements are seen with blood cholesterol. For example, increased physical activity typically decreases LDL cholesterol by 3 to 6 mg/dL.
The statement highlights research concluding that physically active people have a 21% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and a 36% lower risk of death from cardiovascular diseases compared to those who are not physically active.
The statement also provides suggestions for clinicians to provide exercise “prescriptions” such as patient counselling, incorporating health behavior professionals (e.g., health coaches) and connecting patients to local resources like community centers to help meet their physical activity needs.
According to the statement, prescribing exercise includes:
• Screening patients about physical activity at every interaction, as recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine’s ‘Exercise is Medicine’ campaign. Clinicians can ask patients to report their physical activity with a few questions or by using a wearable device.
• Providing ideas and resources for supporting patients to improve and sustain regular physical activity;
• Meeting patients where they are by exploring activities that the patient enjoys and provide ideas for early success; and
• Encouraging and celebrating small increases in physical activity, such as walking more or taking the stairs.
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There have been many discussions about which schools are blue bloods and which are in the next tier of historical greatness. People discuss whether teams can attain that status and then lose it. We're not here for that though. Which teams have been historically bad? (Original concept is from a post in the college football subreddit)
My first instinct was to nominate DePaul but I looked up their history and they've been to the NCAA tournament 22 times and have two final four appearances, though the last one of those was in 1979 before the modern tournament format. They also won the NIT in 1945. In recent memory though, they've been a perennial bottom dweller in the Big East.
Northwestern is a safer bet in a historical context. Despite being in a major conference, they've only made the NCAA tournament once, in 2017.
Are there any teams that you think deserve this status?
I (24M) enjoy my job and have two coworkers, Megan (25F) and our new coworker James (23M) who just started. The three of us each have our own office space, but because we have to frequently collaborate on work throughout the day we are often at each other’s desks.
I am a type 1 diabetic, I give insulin and check my blood sugar throughout the day as needed. I give insulin through a pump so that’s not an issue. Checking my blood sugar involves pricking my finger to draw a drop of blood, the blood gets sucked up into a test strip that is connected to a glucose meter, and the meter displays the reading. The whole process takes like 10 seconds.
I was checking my blood sugar in my office right when James walked over. Immediately, his face went white, he looked like he was about to puke or faint or maybe both. I was like, dude are you okay? He told me that he has a major blood and needle phobia and gets therapy for it. I explained what I was doing and why it was necessary and he said it’s “freaky” that I have to MAKE myself bleed multiple times a day. He told me he never wants to accidentally walk in on me checking my blood sugar again because he could pass out. I said that if I’m checking my blood sugar and hear him coming over I can call out a warning like “give me a sec!”. He said that won’t work, just knowing that I’m doing that just before he comes over is enough to freak him out, and that he would be stressed that I might not hear him walking over.
He told me I should check it in the bathroom from now on. I told him that I don’t think I should have to do that and it’s unsanitary. He said another option was if I only check my blood sugar at certain times, say 9am, 12pm before eating lunch, and 4pm, that way he’d know when to avoid me. I said these things can’t always be predicted, I’ll need to check if I feel my blood sugar going high or low.
He said he understands that I have diabetes but that he also has a special need (his blood phobia) that needs to be accommodated and that he doesn’t want to have to avoid me at work and only talk to Megan for fear he might see me checking again. He said he’ll talk to HR about this and that he’ll tell them that I refused to compromise with him.
That was last Thursday before the holidays, tomorrow I’m thinking of going to talk to HR before James does, but first I need to know that I’m in the right here. So AITA for not being more accommodating of James’ blood/needle phobia and checking my blood sugar as needed at m... keep reading on reddit ➡