I know staff members with epilepsy, diabetes, depression, Crohnes disease, CF, one leg and CFS. All manage their own conditions and ailments in their own way. Some are very open about it, others very discreet - having a “trusted circle” to help them manage their health if it starts impacting on them.
I’ve got one of the above. As a CI I had no issues. When I applied for uniform I ended up getting a medical at my local RAF station, with my notes being forwarded to the RAF chief medical officer who made a declaration of what I can/cannot do. I’ve no idea if that still happens - I know staff who developed conditions whilst already in uniformed service who aren’t constrained in the same way that I am. But ho hum.
For me the biggest frustrations have been; managing expectations/assumptions, lack of review from the RAF to make adjustments to my constraints based on new medical evidence and not being able to do some stuff that I wanted to.
On the plus side, I’ve got a solid staff team who are incredibly tolerant and supportive! Even in the early days when I was having major issues still, they were fantastic and full of encouragement and support. I have, however, come across the negatives too - “What are you bringing to the party?” attitude; focusing on what I can’t Do, rather than what I can - even as far as dropping me from events (without having the balls to consult with me!) because I’ve been perceived as a liability, or because their understanding of an uncontrolled condition was very different to what I actually have.
My advice would be to let the key staff members know. Let them know how it impacts on you and anything they can do to help and support you. I’d also give anybody you work for (event ICs) etc the heads up too. I can’t pretend it’ll be all straight forward - but it most people get by just fine!