I live in Minnesota. In this state, there is a requirement that every person that has been prescribed insulin (even long-acting insulin or even if you're not actually using it all the time) has to get send in a certification every year that contains a section for you to state that you haven't had any medication-related accidents while driving and - this is the thing that really burns me - you have to get your doctor to sign the form and state whether or not you should have to be certified again in 6 months, 1 year or three years.
Earlier this year, I received the certification notice with the form but since I wasn't taking any insulin right at the moment (my doctor had prescribed Lantus at bedtime if necessary which it wasn't then) I didn't think it applied to me. Imagine my surprise when I received a notice that my license was suspended AND I couldn't even get a provisional license for work because my suspension didn't have anything to do with a DUI. (DUI's can usually get a provisional license.) Luckily I have an excellent health care system and excellent endocrinology department that fixed everything for me within a couple days. But I was actually driving around with a suspended license for a couple weeks before I knew. This was absolutely crushing to me as I've never gotten a ticket or been in an accident.
Even before this, I thought this law was absolutely discrimination against insulin users. I know that some people do crash when they have low blood sugar and pass out. But WAY MORE people crash and kill others when they are drunk. If people who drink don't have to get a doctor's certificate why should we??? If DUI's can get a provisional license why can't we?
So, does your State do this? Do you think it's fair? Any ideas on what I could do to get the law changed?
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