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RE: [IP] Rather serious input


I may have missed an email but has anyone said anything about an article in
the Daily Mail dated 20 August that says that the UK will have to conform to
European legislation and that diabetics will not be able to keep their
driving licence if they have more than two hypos even if they are in the
night and some people have already had theirs taken away.  I can't drive now
because of my sight and this is bad enough but the idea of all Type 1 and
some Type 2 losing theirs is horrendous.


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Richard Price
Sent: 30 August 2011 19:19
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] Rather serious input 

 Another way is to prevent lows is to test before driving especially if you
frequent high's and lows. If there is any possibility of going low
get your blood sugar up before getting on the road.
 While driving, make stops along the way and re-test. If you go low while
driving it's too late! If you do have an accident not only might
 somebody get hurt but your driving days might be over! There is no excuse
driving low.


On Aug 29, 2011, at 2:30 PM, John S Wilkinson wrote:

> First off you don't test while driving. If you feel funny the first thing
> stop and park the car, and then test. If you are physically unable to test
> then treat as a low. Take some glucose tabs or any other carbs. Make sure
> the car door locks are open. If you go unconscious, an EM person can get
> you. a Then check your BS level.
> At least your car is stopped and will not kill someone else.
> John S Wilkinson, Rome, NY
> "A  veteran  is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a
> check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of up
> and including their life." (Author unknown)
> Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never,
> ever get it out. Thomas Cardinal Wolsey (1471-1530)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of
email @ redacted
> Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 4:59 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IP] Rather serious input 
> On too many lists people have said they never treat for a low or high  
> unless they test their BG's first. I agree with the person below.  Trying
> test and figure it out (am I high or low) while driving is  like texting.
> should not be done. If you misjudge, and you are low, and  you guessed
> wrong, 
> and are actually high, a glucose tablet or sugared  drink can have a 
> correction made later. With a low you don't have a  second chance. 
> Mary
> ***********************************
> (snip) If I feel funny at all, I don't try to figure it out.  I  just eat 
> some carbs
> because if not by the time I try to figure it out  while low, my sugar
> still be dropping. (snip)  
> .
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