Driving and Diabetes
Diabetic’s Fight for Right to Drive—Doctors Must Report Serious Hypo to Authorities
Matthew Isaacs |
Jun 1, 1996 |
Dr. Arthur Neumann, a retired physician, has lived with diabetes since 1951. He awoke at 4:00 a.m. one morning suffering from a severe hypoglycemic attack and within minutes blacked out. Luckily, his companion was there to inject him with a shot of glucagon-a solution which raises blood sugar by forcing the liver to release stored glucose. Naturally, Neumann reported the incident to his doctor.
Trial Reversal of Type 1 Driving Restrictions
Feb 1, 1994 |
Current Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regulations prohibit all individuals with insulin dependent diabetes from obtaining a commercial drivers license. In a recent reversal of this policy, the FHWA has decided to begin a trial period for waiving the restriction based on a case-by-case medical evaluation process using criteria suggested by the American Diabetes Association. Drivers deemed eligible will be monitored for a three year period.
Nicole Johnson Baker
Nicole Baker speaks about issues in the Diabetic Community and Health Insurance
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