Re: [IP] Rather serious input
I haven't seen it discussed.
"European legislation and that diabetics will not be able to keep their
driving licence if they have more than two hypos even at night"
>From the way that is written, it looks like this could happen even if you
are NOT driving! I guess nobody should drive because they might pass out
from something. The long term will be that people are not going to report
the hypos to their doctors, and that could affect their treatment.
On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 6:59 PM, June Searle <email @ redacted>wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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
> > 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
> > 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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