Re: [IP] DL and Diabeasties WAS Getting a Texas driver's license
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- Subject: Re: [IP] DL and Diabeasties WAS Getting a Texas driver's license
- From: d-d <email @ redacted>
- Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:55:05 -0600
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MN has been doing exactly that for over 40 years, ever since a T1 passed
out behind the wheel and killed a young man. His mother campaigned for
legislation that requires all IDDM people to note that we take insulin
on the drivers license application and also provide a physician's
statement every now and then that we are capable of driving a motor
vehicle. The rule is sadly in need of an update because it was written
even before the days of home glucose meters. The state legislature that
is too distracted by side issues to even get to figuring out how to run
the gov will probably never get around getting the IDDM driving rule
relevant to the 21st century.
On 11/28/2016 6:53 AM, Schlight Family wrote:
> I'm glad that people who are taking care of themselves (& their D) can get a
> DL, (I'm not sure how self reporting helps? since truth may be
> ) but the idea that a person is now in a permanent database with medical
> condition/label concerns me as a 'privacy issue'
> For safety, people with dementia, permanent vision issues, etc may not be
> eligible for a DL either, but those conditions may be worsening/permanent?
> On the other hand,
> Diabeasties, some seizure conditions, over drinking/dope-medications, and
> other conditions may be temporary/conditional, where medications, control,
> recovery from (eye) surgery, etc might allow the person to drive 'later'
> It's a tough balancing act, How do we make things safer for everyone while
> balancing our privacy ?
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