Further Tools and Resources

Fact Sheet on Diabetes and Reasonable Accommodations (PDF)
This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about reasonable accommodations and how to obtain them.

Sample Diabetes Accommodations Request Letter from Employee (PDF)
This letter may be used as a template to request accommodations. It must be adjusted and customized to your needs and circumstances.

Sample Diabetes Accommodations Request Letter from Health Care Professional (PDF)
This letter, modified from our article in Practical Diabetology, may be used as a template by your health care professional to request that you receive accommodations. It must be adjusted and customized to your needs and circumstances.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is a toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations to assist in the hiring, retraining, retention, or advancement of persons with disabilities. JAN is a neutral service, providing assistance to both employers and employees.

If you employer would like help understanding how to provide accommodations, you can suggest that your employer contact JAN at 1-800-526-7234.

JAN publishes many tools for use in the accommodations negotiation process including:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The EEOC provides materials and assistance to individuals and employers regarding rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The following documents provide detailed information on accommodations and medical inquiries:

The Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations
The Employment and Disability Institute provides resources, training and guidance for employees with disabilities and their employers.

  • Last Reviewed: October 24, 2014
  • Last Edited: October 24, 2014

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