driving with diabetes

tink2707
By tink2707 Latest Reply 2010-03-05 23:04:51 -0600
Started 2010-03-05 12:30:32 -0600

my fiancee and i are heading down to california next month. its about an 8 hour drive, and i'll be the one doing all the driving. i havent made a drive that long since going on insulin. and i was wondering if anyone had any advice/suggestions about how to make the drive a little easier.


11 replies

cc9
cc9 2010-03-05 23:04:51 -0600 Report

nothing more to add as everyones covered it. except maybe pull over in a safe spot and have a power nap as it helps with concentration. have a safe and enjoyable trip.

cc9
cc9 2010-03-05 23:04:50 -0600 Report

nothing more to add as everyones covered it. except maybe pull over in a safe spot and have a power nap as it helps with concentration. have a safe and enjoyable trip.

JulieC
JulieC 2010-03-05 20:27:39 -0600 Report

I drive for a living 8-10 hours a day 5 days a week. I was on inselun for a while…just make sure to have plenty to eat. if your sugar gets low stop right a way and eat some thing till you feel better. Stop and stretch your legs and drink plenty of water.

packrat2
packrat2 2010-03-05 16:43:45 -0600 Report

you may get a little high setting for 8 hrs.{I know I do} its good to get out at rest stops and move around some…
regards packrat2

tink2707
tink2707 2010-03-05 12:52:10 -0600 Report

id already planned on taking a couple extra pens with me, and packing plenty of snacks. thanks for the links mays i checked them out. and i have an appointment with my doctor next week so i'll talk to her and figure out a plan of action to how often we should stop and check my sugars.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-03-05 12:34:54 -0600 Report

Stop every couple of hours to test and see what's going on. Pack up lots of food and water because often choices on the road are limited in choice and location. I drove about 6.5 hours there and back a few weeks ago and it wasn't too bad. I came home with slightly high blood sugar, but I guess that's better than too low.

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