government report recommends allowing some insulin-treated diabetics
to driver commercial vehicles. The report is based on findings
from medical experts, insurance data and studies.
Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a case-by-case
exemption process, which it says would not violate current federal
law relating to waiver programs.The process includes: Identifying
safe drivers who use insulin; guidelines for keeping medical
supplies and measuring glucose levels; and establishing a process
to monitor medical exams, administration of glucose tests and
reporting procedures for severe cases of hypoglycemia and accidents.