For those interested in getting or keeping their medical clearance to fly
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Right now, it seems that only 6 countries allow pilots with insulin-treated diabetes to fly ((USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Israel and the Philippines). The UK and Canada allow multi-crew commercial flying.
People are trying to expand this...check out this link:
Hi to everyone! I'm 18 and i just want to get the PPL but the problem is that here in Italy, because of an old law of '95, who makes use of insulin can't take the PPL... I don't know what to do!
oops... here: http://www.leftseat.com/pdffiles/iddm.pdf
Maybe this is the same thing you showed him
Get the special issuance letter from the FAA first, then go to the AME armed with the letter. The letter will authorize him to issue the medical on the spot if you pass the Class 3 medical. Since there are only about 500 or so pilots that have the special issuance for type 1, most are AMEs are ignorant of the process.
I used the folks at leftseat.com to help get this done. It worked, but was not cheap. AOPAs medical services may be another option.
In any case, you might want to read the page on what is required here: http://www.leftseat.com/diabetes.htm
AND THIS GUY IS A DOCTOR?? "are you sure you're type 1". WOW. Time to look for a new doc. Have you looked up the AME list the FAA has?
That's pretty bad 'medicine' right there man!! Good luck, keep us updated with the results.
Just went to an Aviation Medical Examiner to consult about getting a Special Issuance class 3 medical for my (grounded) private pilot license. He starts out by saying, "flying and insulin don't mix". He says if I was on oral meds he could get me an approval.
I know this is false, because of what I actually printed off the FAA's own website. He goes on to look at me and say, "are you sure you're Type I? Maybe we should look to trying to get you on diet and exercise."
Apparently, he doesn't keep up with either diabetes or his own aviation medical examiner information.
I hope you guys don't mind a glider pilot in your group. Pokes fun...the big fan up front is a little loud for me.
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