What is covered in a DOT physical?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Gobi, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. sthdl

    sthdl Bobtail Member

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    Most people I know who control the diabetes with injections usually just about pass out or temporally go blind cause there sugar is way too high or way too low. So I can see why they cannot drive if they need the needle.
     
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  3. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    As a paramedic, the people that pass out or go blind as you state are usually tied to non compliant diabetes. This means they fail to control their diets and monitor their injection times.

    The reason they are an issue with DOT is that they are a potential pass out. It is known that the lifestyle of a trucker is not a consistent timing which alot of diabetics need.
     
  4. jewett_c

    jewett_c Bobtail Member

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    Awesome! My glucose was 104 when I was tested last month.

    But my blood pressure is about 98/60. I feel fine, I don't get dizzy or faint ever, but it always freaks nurses out. :/
     
  5. longhaulwannabe

    longhaulwannabe Bobtail Member

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    Is there anyway around insulin dependent diabetics keeping or getting their cdl?
     
  6. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    Not that I know of... :(
     
  7. stillayoungman

    stillayoungman Light Load Member

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    That is exactly what my experience was last Tuesday. I too take BP meds, have been for a number of years. BP was 122/82 so I was given a 1 year card.

    Starting school on Monday!
     
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