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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1035781.pdf


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