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[IP] Diabetes and the DOT
For those who are interested. I got a copy of the DOT handbook today
and here is a statement from it:
Diabetes mellitus is a disease, which on occasion, can result in a loss of
consciousness or orientation in time and space. Individuals who require insulin
for control have conditions which can get out of control by the use of too much
or too little insulin, or food intake not consistent with the insulin dosage.
Incapacitation can occur from symptoms of hyper or hypoglycemic reactions
(drowsiness, semiconciousness, diabetic coma, or insulin shock). The
administration of insulin is , within itself, a complicated process requiring
insulin, syringes, needles, alcohol sponges, and a sterile technique. Factors
related to commercial vehicle operation such as fatigue, lack of sleep, poor
diet, emotional conditions, stress compound the diabetic problem. Therefore, The
FHWA has held that a diabetic that uses insulin does not meet the minimal
Does this sound dated to anyone but me? This is less than 1 year old.
Anyone who has any suggestions, please e-mail me at email @ redacted
or post to the group. Thanks
again for everyone's help.
Hook Em' Horns---