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First Pilot with Insulin-Treated Diabetes is Cleared to Fly by FAA

The Diabetes Organization is thrilled to share that the first pilots with insulin-treated diabetes have been cleared by the FAA for commercial flight. Introducing Pietro Marsala, diabetes warrior, and now, eligible commercial pilot. Marsala, who was on his way to becoming a commercial pilot, found out in 2012 that he had Type 1 diabetes and had to give up that career.  Now he has received his first class medical certificate and has applied to fly for a regional airline.

Great news for people with diabetes! Learn more below.

Pilots with Diabetes