Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Disease Protocols - Diabetes Mellitus - Insulin Treated - Non-CGM - Third Class Option
Consideration will be given only to those individuals who have been clinically stable on their current treatment regimen for a period of 6-months or more. The FAA has an established policy that permits the special issuance medical certification to some insulin treated applicants. Individuals certificated under this policy will be required to provide medical documentation regarding their history of treatment, accidents, and current medical status. If certificated, they will be required to adhere to monitoring requirements. There are no restrictions regarding flight outside of the United States air space.
The following is a summary of the evaluation protocol and an outline of the conditions that the FAA will apply for third class applicants not using a CGM device.
- Initial Certification
- Monitoring and Actions Required During Flight Operations
(Note: Insulin pumps are acceptable.)