Diabetic Driving

MoeGig
By MoeGig Latest Reply 2013-04-10 17:22:08 -0500
Started 2013-04-09 21:10:31 -0500

I'm in the middle of a University of Virginia study that is being funded by the National Institute of Health that is studying the danger of diabetics driving and developing low blood sugars while driving. As a Type 1 diabetic for the last 47 years, I have had a number of scary situations—not in the last few years, but early on, I was lucky not to get into an accident during a couple of instances.

The program aims to teach you procedures on how to be extra careful before you drive. (Think of a checklist a pilot goes through).

Although it's a little of a pain (they pay you), it is worthwhile. You can learn more at this web site: ddst.bht.virginia.edu


4 replies

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-04-10 05:05:10 -0500 Report

I've experience lows all the time, so this would be helpful.

MoeGig
MoeGig 2013-04-10 06:36:06 -0500 Report

Gwen, be very careful. You're still young (as I can see); after a few years, you have no warning that you're going low, and often don't want to do anything to correct. Hope all is well.

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-04-10 17:22:08 -0500 Report

I've had some close calls, but always have something in my car. I haven't experienced one while driving. Thank you for your concern. I will be careful.