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[IP] more volatile Sara response
> if everybody is honest that has been diabetic for 10 years or
> more then they have a horror story about going low while driving
Well, I hope they only have one, and I hope there are no dead bodies or
pending law suits lingering around!!
> But thats just the nature of the beast
sure...10 years ago, when testing was a difficult, time consuming pain in the
ass, fine, I was more understanding..hell *I* didn't test...and I probably
drove home drunk on more than one occasion, HOWEVER, TODAY in the era of the
20 second meter, the age of RESPONSIBILITY, and the INCREASED number of laws
and rules and regulations concerning our rights and responsibilities, there
IS no excuse. 10 years ago, I could give a kid a vitamin C tablet at camp,
when they said they had a headache, but what they really had was a case of
homesickness and needed some TLC. Today, I could be arrested. Today, I
could go to jail for bringing a knife to school to spread peanut butter on
the apple I bought in the cafeteria...Times have changed, and we have to
change with them in our attitude towards responsibility.
> if laws to restrict driving then people will not seek help for
> their conditions.
well, I guess I could say it is OK then, as long as the poor person they kill
in the throes of a low is NOT someone I care about. A friend from grad
school, Jeff, was in a head on collision. Jeff died. The other driver
lived. Jeff's girlfriend is in a wheelchair for the rest of her life; the
two other people in the car were seriously injured as well. Would it REALLY
make a difference if the other driver was drunk or just low? Would you
really want the guy NOT to have a restricted license or a letter from his
> I know of a trucker that has uncontrolled diabetes because
> if he starts insulin then he can't renew his comercial liscense.
Would you want anyone you know to live on this guy's route??? Where does he
work, by the way, as I have lots of friends who live on trucking routes
> people need to be more responsible and I think this group of diabetics are
> probally the best of the bunch when it comes to doing the right thing.
i totally agree, but i am just enough of a militant bitch to say that doesn't
exclude the other 19,997,756 persons with diabetes out there...tee heee
> i've mastered the driving while checking bgs test.
piece o'cake...so to speak....
So I am not trying to argue with you...Just firmly believe there is NO longer
any valid excuse. If you have diabetes, it CAN affect EVERYONE you come in
contact with whether you think it does or not.
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