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Driving Mishaps

This is under discussion right now, on the insulin-pumpers mailing list.

It's scary that doctors don't talk to diabetics about driving. I check my blood sugar before driving unless I just finished eating and I've used checked before the meal.

I also check frequently when making long trips, at least once an hour, as I can think of few things worse than going low while driving. I also keep Snickers minatures in the car and use them to keep from having an emergency -- they are about 5 grams of carb each of slow sugar. I also keep a couple of bags of lifesavers in the car for fast sugar.

Diabetes Care: Diabetes and driving mishaps: frequency and correlations from a multinational survey - Original article: epidemiology/health services/psychosocial research