Diabetes mellitus, advances and their implications for aerospace medicine

W. R. Cayce, S. S. Osswald, R. A. Thomas, W. E. Drew, C. S. Williams

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The authors describe a case of Type 1 diabetes mellitus (insulin dependent) in a 34-year-old fighter pilot, which included a 15-month remission ('honeymoon period'). The pathogenesis, characteristics, diagnosis, evaluation, and the aeromedical implications of Type 1 diabetes are discussed. The use of C-peptide values in accessing beta cell function is also discussed. The risk of poorly controlled diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, and visual acuity fluctuations were major reasons to disqualify this individual when in remission. The importance of determining the type of diabetes for prognosis and aeromedical disposition is stressed.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)1140-1144
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónAviation Space and Environmental Medicine
EstadoPublished - 1994
Publicado de forma externa

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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