Heading to prime got a dot physical question

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  1. Ocl9o

    Ocl9o Bobtail Member

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    i recently got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and worried about going to orientation and getting send back home im taking prescribed medication which is lisinopril and metformin anybody with a similar experience?
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Metformin is legal to use while driving. You'll only get a 12 month DOT medical card though.
    If you keep it to yourself, you'll get a 2 yr. DOT medical card.
     
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  4. James122

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    Yep. Type 2 diabetic myself. Start eating really healthy now. Check your blood sugars as much as needed. Keep it about 150 and you will be fine. Each company is different, but most what you under 200.

    They won't do a finger stick test unless they find sugar in your urine.

    Diabetes can he tricky for a dot physical. I usually eat something that is no carbs before the test, like string cheese and carrots the morning of. Just so I am not hungry while waiting. Avoid soda that is not diet. No sugar in coffee, use Splenda or the pink packets.
     
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    James122 Light Load Member

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    I wouldnt keep it a secret. If they find sugar in his urine and then he pops elevated numbers they are going to make him go see a doctor.

    I just had my dot physical and they now store everything in the computer for the DOT to see. Has been like that since October.
     
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  6. lilnae

    lilnae Bobtail Member

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    How much ar
    How much are the DOT PHYSICAL averaging?
     
  7. James122

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    Sugar wise? Depends on the company. My experience has been below 200. Not 200. But below.
     
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