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Old 11-01-2019, 10:06 PM   #2  
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We'll have to see what the restrictions are. When they talked about this around 2012 it was going to be hourly blood testing, 2 pilot cockpits only, and limited to flying in the 48 states. Continuous Glucose Monitors will probably make hourly testing unnecessary, you'll just have to scan the embedded sensor before takeoff, hourly during flight and before landing. I suspect the FAA medical bureaucrats are going to be hard asses about this since it's being forced down their throats due to pending lawsuits from diabetic pilots. A Diabetic Pilot on insulin will need near perfect blood sugar control to be approved. I'm also curious what types of insulin they'll approve. There's short acting taken just before eating a meal, and then long acting taken either once every 24 hours or a 12 hour insulin taken before eating breakfast.
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