Here's the deal... I am *possibly* either type 2 diabetic, or pre-diabetic. I wasn't told there was potentially an employment issue with this, before I started my EMS training. I'm now almost through with the training. Today I just got told by my EMT teacher that with some transport companies, people diagnosed with diabetes can't be employed as EMTs because the diabetes is seen as something that could potentially make someone an unsafe driver. I am not sure I understood her correctly. Is this true? Do they distinguish between well controlled type 2, poorly controlled type 2, type 1, etc? I haven't been officially dxed yet, actually I don't want that until I am already firmly insured. I am from a family with a nearly 100% legacy of type 2 diabetes and have had a lot of the symptoms they have had in immediate years before diagnosis. I've been concerned in the past year and a half or so that I might be diabetic. Since seeing yet another relative go on dialysis and having my father now dxed diabetic, I started eating a very careful diet which didn't seem like it would hurt regardless of whether or not I were diabetic. [Side benefit of that is that I was almost 40 lbs overweight for years, and the change in diet brought me back to my "right" weight.] I've been avoiding formal diagnosis until I have health insurance again. The point of all of this is, if I am diabetic or pre-diabetic, then I am one of those people who controls it through diet. Am I still going to be unemployable even if I'm not insulin dependent? As long as I'm careful, I am just as healthy as anyone else, plus I always keep glucose and protein snacks (beef jerky, etc) on me at all times in the rare instance that my blood sugar drops. I know my own body enough to know when I'm a safe driver, and when I'm not. I'm just concerned that if I do at some point end up dxed with diabetes, I could end up being unable to find a job regardless of how well it's controlled... I'm being told that many places (various employers, not just EMT) in the past haven't distinguished between well-controlled type 2 diabetes vs insulin-dependent diabetes. A friend of mine knows someone who was unable to get hired as a security guard at a particular place because she had type 2 diabetes, even though she was stable and on oral meds, not insulin-dependent. Anyway... have I just wasted my time?