Typically used in Type 2 Diabetes they decrease glucose absorption and increase urinary glucose excretion. FDA Warns of Ketoacidosis Risk with Newer Diabetes Drugs.
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.