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Re: [IP] Low Blood Sugars and Driving

> At 09:33 AM 5/6/1999  Jef Lepine wrote:
>  >Why pull off the road? I eat in the car, change cds in the car, AND check
>  >BG in the car. It only takes a second to turn on the pump and slide a
>  >strip in (which can all be done one handed). I then sticke the right hand
>  >and get the blood in quickly; the whole process takes under a minute and I
>  >can keep my eyes on the road.
> I've also seen people reading a magazine or combing their hair while 
> driving too. In my opinion, the fewer distractions that you have, the 
> better. Just like I feel that using a cell-phone while driving can be 
> dangerous (although, I have to admit that I've done it many times), I'd 
> include BG testing in that category... it only takes a distraction of a 
> fraction of a second to cause an accident. But, each person needs to make 
> that decision for themselves. I would just hate to lose any of our 
> membership to an accident on the road.

I'd much rather just do the test while driving then pull over, I'll take
the risk :>

Actually, just about every time I've done it in the car it was in rush
hour traffic.

- -Jef

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