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Insulin Treatment and Flying: “The IFALPA Position”

Viernes, 28 de junio de 2019 Twitter Sin comentarios

Insulin treatment has normally been disqualifying for pilots鈥 medical certification in most States to date. However, treatment protocols and blood glucose monitoring have advanced considerably within the last decades. Experience from the U.K. has shown that, with a strict protocol, even Class I Medical certificate holders have been flying commercially safely with insulin treatment.
IFALPA鈥檚 position is that insulin treatment should be accepted for medical certification with the requirement of a strict protocol controlling blood glucose levels

Currently, ICAO and most of the regulators do not allow those undergoing insulin treatment to fly commercial aircraft. Here below in this IFALPA paper you can find a summary of regulations in various jurisdictions as well as experiences of flying with insulin treatment.

Insulin Treatment and Flying

IFALPA / The global Voice of Pilots
19POS05 /3 June 2019

Tips for Travelling with Diabetes

Mi茅rcoles, 14 de marzo de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

Dr. Anne Peters introduces in this paper and video many useful tips for diabetics who travel by commercial planes. She talks about helping patients with doubts about their disease and how can be affected by traveling. She focuses on patients who take insulin. She highlights topics as Planning for Emergencies ,Dealing With Time Changes聽,Other Medications to Take Along聽聽or Carrying Enough Supplies and Insulin Options. Very advisable for Ame’s as weel as General Physicians -

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** Travelling with Diabetes: Help your patients prepare聽-Video 7 min – English

聽聽聽聽 Anne L. Peters M.D

** More information Advising patients travelling 聽abroad

Pilots flying with Diabetes and Insulin

Viernes, 17 de febrero de 2012 Pedro Ortiz Garc铆a Sin comentarios

“Pilots With Diabetes” (PWD) is a group of former commercial and military pilots, aspiring commercial pilots and current private pilots, all with insulin-dependent diabetes. Currently only five countries worldwide allow private flying with insulin dependent diabetes (USA, UK, Canada, Australia and Israel) and one country allows multi-crew commercial flying (Canada). This could be interesting for any AME’s around the world.

** Canadian Guidelines for Pilots, Flight Engineers and ATC with Diabetes Mellitus

** Flying with Diabetes