The strict testing of the DOT physical is meant to protect the lives of those who may be driving, as well as other drivers on the road. Dr. Erin Merrill, a certified medical examiner, is passionate about helping navigate all the ins and outs of the DOT physical exam.
When it comes to diabetes and being eligible to drive commercially with a CDL, a lot of questions can arise. Is having diabetes an automatic DOT disqualifier? (No.) Can I still drive if I’m switching to insulin? (Yes.) How long do I need to be on insulin before being approved to drive? (It depends.) We know that some of the rules and regulations for acquiring and keeping a CDL while having diabetes can be confusing, so here are a few answers to some commonly asked questions. Read more