Q. Commercial Drivers with Diabetes
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) insulin-dependent diabetes may be a disqualifying condition for commercial drivers. Here is the relevant passage from 49 CFR 391.41:
(b) A person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person --
(b)(3) Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control;
Drivers may be eligible for an exemption or waiver to this rule. For information on requesting a waiver or exemption, see 49 CFR 381 or contact the FMCSA Physical Qualifications Division at (202) 366-4001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.