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  1. Betty
    Betty October 1, 2012 at 6:55 am | | Reply

    My hubby actually had an accident that totaled 2 cars and almost hit the police car that got on the freeway because someone called in about driving erratically. This is actually what kicked him into spending a bit of money to get a Dexcom and some help. It’s scary. It’s worrisome for the loved ones of a diabetic who can’t help wander “what if?”

    1. Betty
      Betty October 1, 2012 at 6:57 am | | Reply

      That’s wOnder “what if?”

  2. Denise
    Denise October 1, 2012 at 8:16 am | | Reply

    Wear a medical alert bracelet! It could help make the diff bet a cop thinking you are drunk or may be sick. Also, I plan on putting a note on my dd’s license or registration when she learns to drive, “If I seem drunk call my mom–I have diabetes.”

  3. Scott E
    Scott E October 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm | | Reply

    I’ve had two serious driving-while-low experiences that I can remember. Fortunately, no harm was done and I had a passenger with me who could either drive for me or wait with me.

    But there are still times when I test my BG, feeling fine, and see a number 55 pop up on the meter. I feel awful admitting this, but I’ve popped a few glucose tabs and went on my way, since I felt fine. I just needed to get to where I was going. Knowing the actual BG level is just part of the game. The important thing is acting appropriately when that low number appears; prioritizing safety over time; not worrying about how to pass the next 15-20 minutes sitting behind the wheel in the parking lot. It sounds easy, but when it happens, it’s really not.

  4. Paul c
    Paul c October 8, 2012 at 7:18 am | | Reply

    In the UK, we are subject to restrictions and can very easily lose our driving licence if we’re hypo unaware or have required assistance to deal with a hypo, even if the hypo was when not driving.

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