So I am preparing for the big scary “real world” after graduation and I’m finding myself filling out a lot of applications right now. On all of them there is that classic “optional” question, “Do you have a disability?” and on most of the applications I’ve seen here in California they list some example disabilities and diabetes is among them, so I mark yes. Plus I’m assuming they get some sort of benefit for having a higher number of “disabled” people, so it might work in my favor or something.
But on an application I’m working on now, it’s from out-of-state, and the question is phrased, “I have a significant life-altering disability: [YES]/[NO]”
I mean, diabetes has definitely altered my life. But a “significant life-altering disability” sounds pretty heavy and I’m finding myself much more conflicted on marking yes than when I get the little list of examples and my condition is among them. I don’t really think of myself as “disabled” but I usually mark yes for the potential advantage
So, how do/would you guys answer these questions on applications?
(As a side note, this isn’t really a “Type 1” specific thing but it also didn’t really fit into any other category here)