Lost My Medical Card. :(

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PackRat's Comment
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As others have said, carbs, starches and stuff with alot of sugar are the things to cut. I'm on 1k mg metformin 2x daily, but with my weight loss that will change soon. Last a1c was 5.6, highest it's been was at 7. Easy to lower if you find what causes spikes for you. I cut out all soda, but started drinking lipton green tea with citrus, turns out they had ALOT of sugar in them too. You will get it under control, I'm still weak have a bag of raisinets by my side currently, but I'm not as bad as I used to be.

Really? What about the Sprite you had at the Iowa 80 at supper with me?

Marc Lee's Comment
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Full disclosure...

Also taking 1,500 mg. Metformin too!shocked.png

Marc Lee's Comment
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As others have said, carbs, starches and stuff with alot of sugar are the things to cut. I'm on 1k mg metformin 2x daily, but with my weight loss that will change soon. Last a1c was 5.6, highest it's been was at 7. Easy to lower if you find what causes spikes for you. I cut out all soda, but started drinking lipton green tea with citrus, turns out they had ALOT of sugar in them too. You will get it under control, I'm still weak have a bag of raisinets by my side currently, but I'm not as bad as I used to be.

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I would need the max. pump dispensed quantity of 25 units of insulin for one cup!

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Old School's Comment
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Really? What about the Sprite you had at the Iowa 80 at supper with me?

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You can't slip anything by PackRat! He's on to you.

Turtle's Comment
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Wow Scott, sorry of hear about this. As the others have said, early diagnosis is a good thing. This will all work out good in the long run. Good luck!

PJ's Comment
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Big scott, sorry to hear this and yes life can change in the blink of an eye. None of us are guaranted tomorrow. Most people take so many things for granted. I learned along time ago to count my blessings everyday and take nothing for granted.

Its a blessing you found it out early and can deal with it. Sounds like you have everything under control for you and your family, that is awesome sir!!

Best wishes and prayers for you and your family..

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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8-16-19 UPDATE: Things are going well. I go back to my Doctor at the end of this month. My sugar has been coming down thanks to the meds and diet changes. Although, my current job is challenging, my boss is giving me a 2002 Subaru Outback. The A/C on my current car doesn't work and everything, including the A/C works on the Subaru. Last Saturday CFI got my truck out of my driveway. CFI has been great to me. And I remain their biggest fan.

Rick S.'s Comment
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8-16-19 UPDATE: Things are going well. I go back to my Doctor at the end of this month. My sugar has been coming down thanks to the meds and diet changes. Although, my current job is challenging, my boss is giving me a 2002 Subaru Outback. The A/C on my current car doesn't work and everything, including the A/C works on the Subaru. Last Saturday CFI got my truck out of my driveway. CFI has been great to me. And I remain their biggest fan.

Glad you're making some positive progress. Look forward to seeing you back on the road.

Rick

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Https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Topic-29627/Page-Newest/should-i-keep-my-cdl- “excepted intrastate” so that you don’t need a current medical card. Of course it severely limits the circumstances where you could drive a cmv , so it’s pretty much just to keep from being downgraded. But you can get a new medical and change back to “non-excepted interstate” if you need to in the future. I suppose another issue might be if it costs more to renew a cdl , in which case you’d have to decide if it’s worth it when the time comes. But like others have said, there are cdl jobs other than driving a tractor-trailer, like delivery, trash, dump truck, cement truck, bus driver.

MAYBE THAT CAN HELP YOU?

2 New question (sorry don't know how to make a separate new comment) So here in this reply is the QUESTION.

If you have a CDL that is currently downgraded because you did not need to pay again for a medical certification, because the job now was not needing anything except a regular license, is it important to get another medical certification OR just apply for EXCEPTED intrastate? Meaning if you do NOT apply for another medical certificate and the License expires in June 2021, will you NEVER be able to upgrade again? Or like it says above, even though you have a CDL that is downgraded, can you still drive and renew it (although downgraded) and then change back to MEDICALLY certified in 6 months or whatever in the future.?

WHy? Because may not want to spend the 100 bucks to get that card right now. BUT will do it if you say, once your CDl is already downgraded, you HAVE to upgrade it with a medical certificate BEFORE it expires?

For right now only need a "EXCEPTED INTRASTATE" that doesn't need a current medical card. ...but do NOT want to lose CDL privileges. The State DMV already said they will take a photo copy of the New medical card if it is sent into them, but they were rushing and did NOT explain if you can to a "Excepted intrastate".

Help?

THANK!!!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

PackRat's Comment
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Https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Topic-29627/Page-Newest/should-i-keep-my-cdl- “excepted intrastate” so that you don’t need a current medical card. Of course it severely limits the circumstances where you could drive a cmv , so it’s pretty much just to keep from being downgraded. But you can get a new medical and change back to “non-excepted interstate” if you need to in the future. I suppose another issue might be if it costs more to renew a cdl , in which case you’d have to decide if it’s worth it when the time comes. But like others have said, there are cdl jobs other than driving a tractor-trailer, like delivery, trash, dump truck, cement truck, bus driver.

MAYBE THAT CAN HELP YOU?

2 New question (sorry don't know how to make a separate new comment) So here in this reply is the QUESTION.

If you have a CDL that is currently downgraded because you did not need to pay again for a medical certification, because the job now was not needing anything except a regular license, is it important to get another medical certification OR just apply for EXCEPTED intrastate? Meaning if you do NOT apply for another medical certificate and the License expires in June 2021, will you NEVER be able to upgrade again? Or like it says above, even though you have a CDL that is downgraded, can you still drive and renew it (although downgraded) and then change back to MEDICALLY certified in 6 months or whatever in the future.?

WHy? Because may not want to spend the 100 bucks to get that card right now. BUT will do it if you say, once your CDl is already downgraded, you HAVE to upgrade it with a medical certificate BEFORE it expires?

For right now only need a "EXCEPTED INTRASTATE" that doesn't need a current medical card. ...but do NOT want to lose CDL privileges. The State DMV already said they will take a photo copy of the New medical card if it is sent into them, but they were rushing and did NOT explain if you can to a "Excepted intrastate".

Help?

THANK!!!

You're really late to the party with your first post.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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