Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Application Process for Medical Certification
Applicant History - Item 18. Medical History
The applicant should describe the condition to include, symptoms and treatment. The AME will need comments on any hyperglycemic and/or hypoglycemic episodes (high or low blood sugar). A medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes
mellitus requiring insulin or other hypoglycemic drugs for control are disqualifying, but it may be possible to get a waiver (special issuance). The AME can help
expedite the FAA review by assisting the applicant in gathering medical records and submitting a current
Typical Medications used for Diabetes include:
Insulin, glucophage, nateglinide, starlix, repaglinide, prandin, gluconorm, gliclazide, diamicron, amaryl, glimepiride, glipizide, ,glucotrol, glyburide, micronase, diabeta, glynase, euglucon, metformin, pramlintide, symlin, humalog, novolin, humulin, exubera, actos, pioglitazone, rosiglitazone, avandia, metaglip, glucovance, deutact, avandaryl, avandamet, actoplus, miglitol, glyset, acarbose, precose, prandase.
Pilots using insulin...
Pilots taking oral diabetes meds...
Item 48 - Systemic Problems...
Special Issuance (Waiver Rules) for Diabetes...