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Diabetic? You Should Take Extra Precautions When Driving.


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Check your blood glucose before you go out and at least every 4 hours after.
Take you blood glucose testing supplies with you, along with a fast-acting sugar source in case you go low.
While you are driving if you feel that you have low blood glucose, stop the car, treat the low and wait 45 - 60 minutes before driving again.

- Submitted by TEAMDIABETES 8/25/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 6 Comments
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SANDALWOOD108 9/7/2010 1:33:00 PM

    I lost a good friend this way. He was a young guy who worked for my company. He went to get lunch one day and passed out from low blood sugar while driving. He was killed and it was lucky no-one else was hurt. He left a wife and baby alone. It was very sad.
MIMAWELIZABETH 9/2/2010 3:11:00 AM

    I hadn't thought of this - DH is our driver on long trips, and I'll have him check his sugar throughout the drive! emoticon
RLDN05 11/7/2010 11:24:00 PM

    My diabetic educator strongly advises not to drive unless my BS is at least a 100. I keep Welch's grape juice in my pack with my other insulin supplies. The grape juice brings up your BS faster than anything, orange juice included. I also keep PB crackers or cheese crackers in my pack to help stablize my BS.
EXERCISEGOGIRL 9/22/2010 5:17:00 PM

    I didn't realize your blood sugar would go down that much while driving. Thanks for the info.!
EXERCISEGOGIRL 9/22/2010 5:12:00 PM

    I didn't realize your blood sugar would go down that much while driving. Thanks for the info.!
SAX_88 9/17/2010 7:56:00 PM

    I'm, diabetic. I will continue to keep check of my blood sugar level before and after driving. Thanks for sharing this blog.

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