New diabetes standard for commercial drivers in the works: Land Line Magazine.
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 […]
Here’s a flashback from the past, on a show I did with Allen Smith on commercial drivers and insulin treated diabetes a few years back around 2010. Actually we talked about a host of other topics related to commercial driving as well, including what was then the upcoming National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. How appropriate is a flashback at this time since I’ve just spent the weekend in San Francisco hanging out with some of my medical school classmates from […]