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Diabetes and the Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Driver

Diabetes and the Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Driver

Hypoglycemia.  Hypoglycemia.  Hypoglycemia. That may be (just about) all you need to know about diabetes and FMCSA safety concerns. While it is true that hyperglycemia can be associated with mental status changes and effects on physical functioning that increase driver safety risk, such concerns are unlikely to manifest suddenly and with immediate concern. Hypoglycemic reactions, on the other hand, often occur quickly and are often associated with immediate effects on cognition, alertness, and even consciousness. It is for this reason that insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) is the diabetic condition of greatest concern for driver safety, since insulin use is...

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