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By Dr. James D. Lakin
Minnesota Flyer 

Aeromedical Forum: May 2015


It has been a while since we’ve talked about diabetes (January, 2011). Back last fall the FAA revised their rules on certification including acceptable medications and medication combinations.

To back up a bit, you might remember that diabetes mellitus is a disorder of glucose metabolism. That’s doc talk for problems with your blood sugar. Your pancreas is an organ that looks a little bit like a fillet of sole. It’s between you liver and spleen in your abdomen. It secretes insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the cells of your body take glucose from your blood stream to use i...

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