Healthy Living

Understanding a Worker's Rights with Diabetes

All medical information is also confidential

Another important point to remember is that an employer has to keep all medical information confidential. Even if an employee is allowed some reasonable accommodations to check glucose levels or to get a snack, the supervisor cannot share information about a medical condition with other co-workers.

However, some situations dictate that a supervisor would need to share information about a medical condition. Personnel who are in charge of safety and administering first aid need to be informed in the event of an emergency. Also, when government agencies or insurance companies are checking for compliance with ADA, then that information would need to be disclosed only to those who are conducting the investigation.