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From Tennessee, USA:

I have been a school bus driver for 5 years, and now that I'm a diabetic on insulin I am no longer able to do my job! I was working part time for a Headstart as a driver and now the government says I can't drive any more. This takes away half my family income. Can you help me find the law or reason why I'm not able to work any more as a bus driver? I have talked to many people that say this isn't fair and I have to agree. I want to work.


I agree, it doesn't seem fair. But there are regulations from the Department of Transportation that spell out that people with diabetes who are taking insulin shots are not eligible to get the necessary DOT medical certificate. Fortunately, there's an effort underway to reverse this rule; the American Diabetes Association has been very active in this issue.


Original posting 8 Nov 97


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