I am an Air Force pilot and just found out last week that I likely have type 1 diabetes after a trip to the ER (the doctor said it was likely brought on due to my recent survival course in which I had lost 20 pounds). I had literally just shown up for at my first duty station after completing a year of pilot training. When the military found out, they pulled me from training and now I am waiting on a med review board. I have no idea what to expect. I have heard rumors that some type 1 diabetics had convinced the board to allow them to continue flying or at least be retained in the military with a different AFSC. I was told by another doctor that some civilian airline pilots had also convinced the FAA to allow them to fly. Any thoughts, experiences, knowledge, etc is appreciated.
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