Type 1 Diabetes


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I have a very simple question.

For a very long time now I have invested a lot of money, time and dedication towards Aviation. However recently I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and would like to know whether there will ever be any hope of me getting a Class 1 Medical?

I am struggling to whether I should change my career path or keep working towards this field.

One of my Professors, who works at United, tells me he has many colleagues with serious health issues such as kidney stones, heart problems etc...but that they still work for the Airlines.

So I ask again is there any hope?

Thank you in advance.
I'm in the same boat as you. I was diagnosed with type 1 at age 23 (im 28 now).

I was told the best I can do is a Class III, which woiuld keep me from doing anything commercial or above. I was also told I cant fly anywhere outside the U.S as well.
You can only get a Class 3 if you are taking insulin. You can get a Class 1 or 2 if you are on oral medications but there needs to be good control and the records are reviewed by the FAA yearly.