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FAA Medical Certification | Diabetes Mellitus
The initial presentation of any carbohydrate metabolism
disorder requires an evaluation be performed to establish eligibility for
certification. This includes: Insulin or Non-Insulin dependant
diabetes, and the use of any hypoglycemic medication. FAA evaluations must be accomplished
In most cases, an FAA designated
Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) cannot approve FAA medical certification and
must defer the application to the actual FAA in Oklahoma City. The FAA has an established policy that
permits Special Issuance medical certification to insulin treated applicants
on a case by case basis. Applicants must provide extensive medical
documentation. If the FAA grants medical certification, the airman will be
required to adhere to monitoring requirements and they are prohibited from
operating aircraft outside the United States. An insulin using diabetic airman
must carry a recording glucometer and monitor readings during flight in
compliance with the FAA's protocol.
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We have helped thousands of pilots with this process. We work directly with your physicians and the FAA to assure compliance with FAA medical protocols and to resolve complex aeromedical certification issues quickly.