Hypoglycaemia at the wheel is common in type one diabetics – Diabetes Diet

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Adapted from BMJ 27 May 23

In a study of 450 type one diabetic drivers in the USA, two thirds said that they had experienced hypoglycaemia while driving.

In the previous two years, more than 4% of them, had been in a road traffic accident as a result.

The factors that increase the risk of hypos at the wheel are older age, a long duration of diabetes, and having diabetic neuropathy.

My comment: The new flash monitoring systems of blood sugar should make it easier to monitor blood sugars on the go. Always keep fast acting glucose and starch in the car so you can prevent or treat a hypoglycaemic event.

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