Accession Number : AD1035781

Title :   Diabetes in Combat: Effect of Military Deployment on Diabetes Mellitus in Air Force Personnel

Descriptive Note : Conference Paper

Corporate Author : 59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Personal Author(s) : Folaron,Irene ; Wardian,Jana L ; True,Mark W ; Sauerwein,Tom J

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The United States Air Force (USAF) restricts military personnel with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) from participating in military deployments due to the uncertainty of healthcare availability in an austere environment. For military providers, assessing a member' s candidacy for deployment has been challenging as no data has been published describing the effect of a deployment on glycemic control among military personnel with OM.

Descriptors :   air force personnel , DIABETES MELLITUS , deployment , blood chemistry , military medicine

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE