diabetes

Diabetes Prevention: Steps to Lowering Your Risk

November 29, 2016 4
Studies show drivers in the trucking industry face a greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) showed twice as many self-reported type 2 diabetes cases among truck drivers compared to the national working population (14% vs. 7%). Type 2 diabetes most often results from Read More

Living with Diabetes: Tips for Managing Your Condition as a Truck Driver

November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Living with Diabetes: Tips for Managing Your Condition as a Truck Driver
After being diagnosed with type 1 (TD1) or type 2 (TD2) diabetes, it can be difficult to know what to do next – especially for truck drivers. Managing diabetes may seem difficult and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re willing to make a few lifestyle changes, diabetes doesn’t have to be a huge disruption to your life. In Read More

Diabetes 101: Knowing the Types, Symptoms and Impact on CDLs

November 11, 2016 Comments Off on Diabetes 101: Knowing the Types, Symptoms and Impact on CDLs
November is American Diabetes Month, and according to the 2014 National Survey of Long Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury, commercial truck drivers face a 50% higher prevalence of diabetes than the national average. The results are not surprising. The commercial trucker’s lifestyle tends to limit healthy food choices and provides little opportunity for physical activity. Read More