what are the armys views on diabetes. i have a bad history of it in my family and therefore are more likely for it to develop, but if it does will they kick me out? I've only been in for 18 months so i'm of no important position.
YOu are only unimportant if you are an officer. We had a soldier who joined as a diabetic and lasted a year or so. I also know of at least 2 who have developed mild diabetes and use diet and tablets rather than insulin. I was going to say if no-one knows yet (but we all do now) say nothing, but suggest you talk to the MO confidentially.
As you donât have diabetes then thereâs no reason for you to worry.
If you do develop diabetes in the future then you wont be able to deploy but thereâs no reason why you shouldnât be able to stay in the TA.
there is a big difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 2 can largley be avoided by a diet and excersise. Type 1 is a differnt story alltogether and requires daily insulin injections.
Steve Redgrave the 5 times Olympian had type 1 so it doesn't have to affect your fitness. I doubt the TA would accept a person with type 1 though. Even if he was a very good rower.