Driving distractions are one of the main causes in fatal accidents all over the world. Being a diabetic, it is very important to get yourself checked before driving.
Hypoglycemia indicating an impaired ability to drive, retinopathy or cataract formation impairing the vision needed to operate a motor vehicle, and neuropathy affecting the ability to feel foot petals can each impact driving safety.
However Diabetes is never a restriction to enjoy driving.
Some safety tips while driving:
- Check your blood sugars before driving. Do not drive until sugars are stabilized.
- Never test your sugars while driving, this might be a major deviation on the road. Pull off the vehicle to a side, check and move after stabilizing.
- Always be ready for a hypoglycemic episode. Carry plenty of quick sugar releasing food like glucose, chocolates, fruits etc.
- Always wear a medical ID stating that you are diabetic.
Most importantly before planning for a drive, always contact your physician for suggestions and advice.
At Apollo Sugar, we give a complete instruction manual and 24×7 support system to help you drive safely. Have a safe drive and a great week ahead!!