Insulin Research Study


Well-Known Member
A friend's wife recently offered me the chance to participate in a study involving insulin patches. She said it will put small amounts of insulin into my body over a 24 hour period.

Does participating in a research study disqualify me for a 1st class medical?

My Flight Surgeon

Sr. Aviation Medical Examiner
Yes. Any research study disqualifies you for ANY class of medical certificate. Currently you cannot use insulin for the treatment of diabetes and hold a Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate.