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May a driver who has non-insulin treated diabetes mellitus (treated with oral medication) be certified for 2 years?

In all cases, clinical judgment is required. The Medical Examiner decides if the driver's diabetes is adequately controlled, which determines certification, length of certification or disqualification. FMCSA guidelines recommend performing annual examination for vision, neurological function and cardiovascular disease, including hypertension. In general, the diabetic driver should have annual re-certification examinations.

Last Updated : April 1, 2014