Denied Medical Cert.

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Michael S.'s Comment
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Wen to my local doc in a box (clinic) to have my annual re-cert done and my blood sugar was high (235) I have never been diagnosed with Diabetes or even been on medication to control my sugar. It is the same Dr. I always go to for my re-cert every year. The Dr refused to re cert me until I go to a regular Dr and get tested and on a treatment plan if needed. In the mean time my card expires in 3 days, it's Thanksgiving and she would not even give me a 30 card to make time to go to the Dr and get this all taken care of, which means if I drive after Friday I am illegal.

I think they should have at least given me 30 or 90 days to get this all checked and on a treatment plan if I need to have this treated.

Also this was a non fasting blood check and naturally we had just had breakfast at Waffle House this morning. Go Figure.... lol

Is this standard practice to just shut a driver down because my blood sugar was high one time in all my years.

G-Town's Comment
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235 is dangerously high. 140 non fasting is the upper limit. Go to your Doc and get it taken care of.

Good luck.

Old School's Comment
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I agree with G-Town. Get to the doctor. Something is going on. I think at those levels you'd be hard pressed to get a 30 day card anywhere.

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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And yes, my company would have pulled you off the road. good luck

Jamie's Comment
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I mean why would they issue you a 30 day card if there might be something wrong that could effect you or or the safety of those around you? Sure you might think it's nothing, but it could be something. That's why he said to go to your regular doctor to get it checked out.

I didn't mean this in a rude way, simply wondering.

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I always fast, no matter what they say

David D.'s Comment
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First off your doctor is doing you a favor, she got your attention. The second thing is, her job is not to get you a card, it's to protect the public, that's her job and that's what she's doing. Trust me when I say she's not going to risk her license for you, or any other driver.

Diabetes is nothing to screw around with, IT IS DEADLY! If you are diabetic it means that your blood sugar is not well regulated. Going too high or too low can cause you to lose consciousness thus the reason they pulled you off of the road, you are a danger to yourself and others. Put on your big boy pants and go see your doctor. If your A1C is OK you don't have anything to worry about, maybe it was an unusual reading due to the big breakfast, I don't know. If it wasn't, then you need to control your diabetes. If you don't control it sooner or later they will likely start whittling you away as your tissues begin to die. It will likely start with a toe or two, then some more toes, then part of your foot, maybe your fingers and hands, I think you get the idea. When my sister-in-law finally died from diabetes she didn't have any arm or legs. It wasn't pretty. Please don't let yourself get like that. Please!

Mik D.'s Comment
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Wen to my local doc in a box (clinic) to have my annual re-cert done and my blood sugar was high (235) I have never been diagnosed with Diabetes or even been on medication to control my sugar. It is the same Dr. I always go to for my re-cert every year. The Dr refused to re cert me until I go to a regular Dr and get tested and on a treatment plan if needed. In the mean time my card expires in 3 days, it's Thanksgiving and she would not even give me a 30 card to make time to go to the Dr and get this all taken care of, which means if I drive after Friday I am illegal.

I think they should have at least given me 30 or 90 days to get this all checked and on a treatment plan if I need to have this treated.

Also this was a non fasting blood check and naturally we had just had breakfast at Waffle House this morning. Go Figure.... lol

Is this standard practice to just shut a driver down because my blood sugar was high one time in all my years.

Shouldn't you have gotten your med recert done more then 3 days before deadline?

Mujaahida D.'s Comment
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... The Dr refused to re cert me until I go to a regular Dr and get tested and on a treatment plan if needed. In the mean time my card expires in 3 days, it's Thanksgiving and she would not even give me a 30 card to make time to go to the Dr and get this all taken care of, which means if I drive after Friday I am illegal.

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I hoped you thanked your doctor, for his or her concern for your health and the concern for us other drivers on the road with you.

cheers

Luke O.'s Comment
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First off your doctor is doing you a favor, she got your attention. The second thing is, her job is not to get you a card, it's to protect the public, that's her job and that's what she's doing. Trust me when I say she's not going to risk her license for you, or any other driver.

Diabetes is nothing to screw around with, IT IS DEADLY! If you are diabetic it means that your blood sugar is not well regulated. Going too high or too low can cause you to lose consciousness thus the reason they pulled you off of the road, you are a danger to yourself and others. Put on your big boy pants and go see your doctor. If your A1C is OK you don't have anything to worry about, maybe it was an unusual reading due to the big breakfast, I don't know. If it wasn't, then you need to control your diabetes. If you don't control it sooner or later they will likely start whittling you away as your tissues begin to die. It will likely start with a toe or two, then some more toes, then part of your foot, maybe your fingers and hands, I think you get the idea. When my sister-in-law finally died from diabetes she didn't have any arm or legs. It wasn't pretty. Please don't let yourself get like that. Please!

Yup. My mother in law lost both legs and half her hip 2 years ago from diabetes and my cousin lost his foot a year ago.

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