I have a coworker that sleeps at her desk off and on during the day - when she knows the boss is out. She says it's a condition due to her diabetes. She is a border line diabetic, does not take medication - just watches her diet. Can anyone tell me if there is any validity in her excuse.
I don't know about being it being a condition if she is border line. However, when diabetics get high sugar levels we do get sleepy. I also get sleepy if I have a severe sugar low. It could be valid or it could be a copout. It is hard to say. Best of luck, kelly
Your co-worker is full of crap! First of all, there is no such thing as "borderline" diabetes. Either you are diabetic or you are not. Levels anywhere above the norm are considered diabetic. When my blood sugar is high, I do get sleepy but I have never fallen asleep during work. One time my blood sugar was over 500 and I worked just fine. Tell her you don't buy it and if she doesn't stop, you will report her.
Lets remember that everyone is differant. My grandfather was had a blood sugar of 900 and drove himself to the hospital. Not knowing it was his sugar, he said that he just did not feel right. I can sometimes feel find with a sugar of 500 and sometimes I feel awful if it is 200. When my sugar is high I do become very sleepy. As far as borderline diabetis, I have heard this term for years. Recently doctors, researchers and us diabetics are saying either you or you'r not. I personally feel that borderline is not an accurate term.