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Many recruits to the army with a diagnosis of "diabetes mellitus" have a very vague idea about how their diagnosis affects the suitability for military service. The answer to this question is contained in the "regulations on military-medical examination", adoption of which is carried out within the framework of the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 25.02.2003, room 123 and today it is current with changes and additions.


Evaluation date recruits

Army in diabetes mellitusAccording to this document, a finding of fit or unfit a man for military service in the army, shall be made by medical specialists. They are based on the results of medical examinations of conscripts at the time of their initial registration with the selective service in case a medical examination on recruitment. The result of inspection experts is a finding of fit or unfit recruit to the service. Validity is classified into a number of categories:


In the framework of this scale to correctly assess the degree of validity in diabetes need to diagnose the degree to which impaired important body functions.

Assessment of diabetes within this Ordinance is held under article 13 - "Other diseases of the endocrine system, disorders diet and metabolic disorders".

If the disorder includes significant impairment of the function of the body - the examinee is given the category "D" and he is not fit for service in the army. If dysfunction moderate or low is assigned to the category "b" and limited life. The presence of category "b", i.e. a limited shelf life, on the basis of the Law on military duty and military service are also exempt from conscription.


violation of the functions identified for the full diagnosis

diabetes armya Significant violation of the functions causes diabetes regardless of the degree of hyperglycaemia and treatment is applied, if there is at least one of such complications as:

- proliferative retinopathy;
- pronounced angiopathy and neuropathy lower limbs, manifested by trophic ulcers, gangrene of the foot, neuropathic edema, osteoarthropathy;
- diabetic nephropathy with the development of chronic kidney failure, as well as in recurrent and precoma the ketoatsidoticheskaya coma. Moderate dysfunction causes diabetes in the presence of moderately severe retinopathy, nephropathy, peripheral neuropathy and angiopathy; an Insignificant infringement of functions is causing diabetes, wherein glycemia during the day does not exceed 8,9 mmol/l (160 mg%) and normal diet easily. Note that as the diagnosis "diabetes" and related complications are considered reliable only after a full examination within the hospital.