type 1 diabetic... still able to join the army?

#1
hi, i hope this is the right place to post this so here goes...
me and my friend are looking into joining the army, after finishing college...
he has type 1 diabetics and i was wondering would he be restricted in what he can do or would joining the army be totally out of the question in his case?

any info you can supply on this will be great.
cheers
PP
 
#3
predatorplus said:
hi, i hope this is the right place to post this so here goes...
me and my friend are looking into joining the army, after finishing college...
he has type 1 diabetics and i was wondering would he be restricted in what he can do or would joining the army be totally out of the question in his case?

any info you can supply on this will be great.
cheers
PP
sorry matey - it remains, and will do - a NO!

when you join, you need to survive Phase One and Two training , your medical condition would make you a liability in the field. sorry
 
#4
Type 2 is also a no-no...damnit!
 
#5
If you develop any type of Diabetes while serving you can remain in service (I have recently been Diagnosed with type 2), Type 1 in TA. Albeit down graded P7-P3 dependent on management of the condition. Type 1 cannot deploy anywhere outside UK. I'm hoping to be regraded P3 soon and go on ops, but will not deploy in a frontline role.

The UK Armed Forces will not accept any recruit into service who suffers from Diabetes. Disability Discrimination Act exemption applies to Armed Forces for this condition.
 
#6
merlin162 said:
If you develop Type2 while serving you can remain in service, Type 1 in TA. Albeit down graded P7-P3 dependent on management of the condition. Type 1 cannot deploy anywhere outside UK.
I'm hoping to be regraded P3 soon and go on ops, but will not deploy in a frontline role. Disability Discrimination Act exemption applies to Armed Forces for this condition.
That is not what I was told...maybe I confised medical downgrade with permission to continue - or indeed point of continuing if MD?!
 
#8
merlin162 said:
If you develop Type2 while serving you can remain in service, Type 1 in TA. Albeit down graded P7-P3 dependent on management of the condition. Type 1 cannot deploy anywhere outside UK.
You can't join the TA with type 1.
 
#9
Sorry predator+ but the answer from a medical policy perspective would be in the negative.
 
#11
merlin162 said:
If you develop Type2 while serving you can remain in service, Type 1 in TA. Albeit down graded P7-P3 dependent on management of the condition. Type 1 cannot deploy anywhere outside UK.
I'm hoping to be regraded P3 soon and go on ops, but will not deploy in a frontline role. Disability Discrimination Act exemption applies to Armed Forces for this condition.
you can develope any illness you like once you are in, but PULHHEEMS prevents a lot of people getting in.

It sets strict standards of acceptable 'risk'

and unfortunately Type 1 diabetes is an unacceptable risk to service and the individual

as I have already stated I think?
 
#12
Further to my earlier comments, as others have said you cannot join if you already have the condition. I developed it while in service. So I am allowed to remain in until i'm deemed unfit for continued service.

Also if my control remains good for an eight week period prior to mobilisation I can deploy though not in a frontline role, this is from the CMO at Chilwell. So BAS is in play for me in November............
 

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