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[IP] Re: Driving Lows
*I* know what you meant by your request for horror stories, and that you
would never think a true horror story was a cause for celebrating...i just
wanted *others* who read this list to understand, since you know how literal
some of them CAN be....
> I must've missed your post on driving restrictions, if any in NY
I don't know...my license is from Florida, which I got in 1988, and I don't
remember if there was even a box to check on "diabetes" and if there was I
don't remember thinking "this is a loaded question and could jeapordize my
chances so i am NOT going to check this box..." This license was good for 10
years! and when it expired they sent me a little form to request a by-mail
renewal, so I filled in the form, using my mom's FL address, which is a sorta
legal address for me, and they sent me a sticker making my license good for
another I don't know how many years.
Like I said, I don't drive here, and in fact my car is in Texas....and I
avoided getting a texas license for the two years I was living there. Even
if my car was here, I would not be driving anyway, with my eyes like this,
but it is my ONLY photo ID, which as we all know, without which we would NOT
> any diabetic who knowingly drives with a low blood sugar is not only nuts
> but is paving the way to h@#%% for all of us.
And a diabetic who drives NOT knowing what his/her blood sugar is, whether
high, low or normal, is also nuts....which was my original point!! You may
FEEL fine....you may be one of those people who do not FEEL lows, and
besides, you are just going down to the mall, about a mile away....don't you
all know, must accidents occur less than 5 miles from home!!!!! It is one
thing for me to get on the subway with a bg of 52 or a 5th of vodka in me,
but NOT behind the wheel of a car!
Sara, who is WAY tired of the negative image persons with diabetes allow to
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