BEFORE HE WAS diagnosed with type 2 diabetes,
Walter Kautz was suspended from work without pay for
two months because of elevated glucose in a urine test.
His doctor confirmed a diabetes diagnosis (and an A1C
of 8. 2 percent). According to legal records, Kautz began
diabetes treatment and eventually was allowed to
return to work. He spent only three months on the job
after diagnosis before he was suspended again, this
time because of an A1C test result.
Kautz had been driving buses for Coach USA since
1978 and had received recognition for 30 years of safe
driving. Yet because of diabetes he was perceived by his
company to be a safety risk.
Four bus drivers
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