Diabetes and Traffic Accidents

Can Having Diabetes Increase the Chance of Having A Traffic Accident?

    Is it possible that diabetes could affect a person’s driving ability to the point that it would increase your risk of having a traffic accident?

According to a new Norwegian study, this may be the case. In a 30 month study, the analysis showed that diabetics who took insulin either  alone or with other diabetic medications were 40% more likely than people not taking diabetes drugs to be injured in a traffic   accident. The researchers theorized it may be due to extremely low hypoglycemia, which occurs more often when taking insulin than when on medications alone.
This serves as a reminder to diabetics on insulin to always be aware of their blood glucose levels and know the signs of hypoglycemia.
Boy, I hope the insurance companies in the U.S. don’t get a hold of this .

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