I had diabetes for over 20 years. It seems to have gotten worse the past 5 years.
My wife died from LUPUS complications when our newborn son was only 9 months old. I raised him all by myself from then on. He is now 14.
In those 14 years while I was carrying our laundry basket I got very weak, and very light headed so I had to drop the basket and made it into the house and gobbled down sugar after poking my finger and seeing a 30 something reading. 20 minutes later I was fine.
Getting to the point one afternoon I was driving home and saw the engine temp. go on. My car overheated on that hot day. Without thinking I used all I had to push the car off the roadway. I exited the car and pulled the hood latch to help cool it down. As I stood I felt dizzy, awful, and my knees were shaking. I held on to the fender so I would not fall down. By that time I could not talk or stand on my own. I got really scared as I looked up and saw a police officer walking towards me.
All I can remember after that was just spurts. I felt a stick like an object being forced down my throat. Next, I guess the jailers had fun with me allowing me to fall to the ground so many times to count and laughing. Next, I was pulled up by one arm and forced to sign a paper. There was blood everywhere. For over 20 hours I lay on that cold county jail floor. Finally, the jailers yelled at me to eat my breakfast. After finally eating I felt like my old self again. I was then told I was being charged with a DUI.
My tox screen showed NO alcohol or Illegal Drugs. I about cried watching the Dash Cam Video.
Well, my bad attorney told me to sign a diversion agreement stating I drank a bottle of whiskey and give up my rights in the future if this ever comes up again. I quit drinking for over 5 years! I was so mad I told him I will not sign it. Its been weeks now and he will not return my calls. I am stumped on what to do. I may have to go and sign this just to put this nightmare behind me.
But I guess that's what us diabetics go through daily. Any ideas out there, please?
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