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An important FMCSA webpage. Includes Executive Summaries, Full Evidence Reports, and Expert Panel Opinions on various medical conditions that affect commercial driver certification such as OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) and other sleep disorders,diabetes mellitus, cochlear implants, seizure disorder, drug & medication use and more. If you are getting ready for a DOT physical and have medical issues, we will help you navigate through the confusion and separate fact from fiction. Call now to book your DOT physical at 718-701-5949. […]
Are you a commercial driver who is diabetic and using insulin? Insulin treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) is one of the four non-discetionary standards. Other medical conditions that are also non-discretionary (meaning the medical examiner must follow certain rules or laws set by the FMCSA in determining driver qualification) are history of epilepsy or seizures, not meeting the vision standards and or the hearing standards . A special piece of paper called an exemption is required, and can only be […]
As we know, life on the road is difficult for the truck driver. Hard hours, a sedentary lifestyle and a host of unhealthy temptations at truck stops are some of the causes of the high rate of obesity, hypertension and related co-morbidities such as sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease in drivers. But, it does not need to be that way as we can see in this NY Times article. Like anything else in life, with a little effort and determination […]
May is national high blood pressure awareness month. High blood pressure is probably one of the most common findings during a Dot physical-not surprisingly, as hypertension affects approximately 31% of the U.S. population, which translates to more than 60 million Americans. Having high blood pressure will not only limit how long you can be certified for during the DOT physical, but may prevent you from passing the physical. Most importantly, hypertension causes significant health risks, and can strike without […]
According to Veteran Administration’s Office of Research and Development 20% of the veterans that use the VA health care system have type 2 diabetes mellitus, compared to 8.3% of the general population. That adds up to approximately 1 million veterans with type 2 diabetes. VA Battling Silent Epidemic.
FDA approves “pacemaker like” device for Sleep Apnea. Implanted in the chest it stimulates the hypoglossal nerve to keep primary airway muscles open so that breathing is not obstructed during sleep. For more details see New England Journal of Medicine Study below (Study funded by Inspire Medical Systems).
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A stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked; we sometimes refer to it as a “brain attack.” Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke, increasing the risk of permanent brain damage, disability or death. In the United States, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death, killing over 133,000 people each year, and a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. Stroke can happen to anyone at any…
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According to this Medline Plus article as of 2010 approximately 9% of Americans have diabetes mellitus (21 million adults) and 12% of them have pre-diabetes. The rise in diabetes is in conjunction to the rising obesity rate which is estimated to be 32% of the U.S. population in 2010. The FMCSA States: The driver with diabetes mellitus who does not use insulin is eligible for certification, unless the driver also has a disqualifying complication, co-morbidity, or fails to meet one […]
Drivers, If you have or had any history of cardiovascular disease (heart disease), that includes angina (chest pain), myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack, please read the following requirements when you come in for your DOT physical exam. If you’ve had any procedures for these medical conditions, including angioplasty, stents, or bypass surgery, you will need to familiarize yourself with the following FMCSA guidelines. Please share them with your treating doctor as you will need to provide us with medical […]
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