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Posted: Jul 22, 2013
I am really saddened at this news report of a woman (Revina Garcia) in Santa Fe, New Mexico - who apparently was having a low blood sugar (the news media is calling it a "diabetic episode") - which caused her to have a car accident.  


Yes, many of you will go - she should have checked her blood sugar (BG) before driving - maybe she did - maybe she didn't - as the news video and article do not state too many details.  Still it's very sad the way she was treated - and hopefully those officers who "attended" her - will in future - NOTtreat a person this way - before seeking more info if the person is not responsive (e.g. was she wearing an ID bracelet - wallet ID??).  

I know that I am aware of my BG variations - I can tell when I'm going low - I can tell when I'm high (though sometimes when testing - I'm not high - but in a good zone - just dehydrated).  I don't always test my BG before going on a short errand around town - maybe I should start this practise - maybe all of us should?  When I am driving a long trip - by MYSELF - I am very anal about testing my BG - pulling over to check every few hours (this is where a CGMS could be useful).  I always have quick acting food close by - incase I can't pull over safely.  Do you do the same thing?

Here's the link - (http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/dashcam-video-shows-womans-arrest-during-diabetic-episode/-/9153762/21042682/-/n9uafd/-/index.html)

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or more info on driving as a diabetic - you can check out the links below - that may help you understand more - why perhaps the police suspected Ms. Garcia had been under the "influence" -

1) American Diabetes Association - Diabetes and Driving
2) Canadian Diabetes Association - FAQ's on Diabetes and Driving
3) Becton Dickinson webiste - Driving and Diabetes 
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Posted: Jun 11, 2008

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Relative to their peers without type 1 diabetes, patients who are diagnosed with the disease in young adulthood are at greater risk for death than those diagnosed in childhood.

So, dear diabetics, if you were diagnosed at age 0-15 think you are the lucky ones. Those, who were in their 15-26 - should know that there is a curse on you, which is called diabetes research! :)

It's so funny how the scientists always try to subdivide all the people into the categories. Imagine a conversation between two friends who have diabetes: "I was diagnosed at age 8, What about you?" - "I was 17, although seems like I could have had the disease for a while without knowing about it" - "So maybe we should stop being friends as I do not want to hang out with a cursed person".

 

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