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Driving Safely With Diabetes

Diabetes is a difficult condition to manage. You never get a day off, and you never get a break. It’s something you always have to consider, even at moments most people take for granted as times they can tune out and focus on the task at hand.

While people with diabetes are fully capable of having healthy lives, and can typically do anything people who don’t have diabetes can do, the condition can come with some additional struggles.

For instance, if you don’t have diabetes, your daily commute may seem like a necessary inconvenience. When getting from point A to point B, you might simply be trying to find the safest and quickest route. Maybe you fear traffic jams… getting a flat tire… or even bad weather conditions that might make your drive less safe and predictable.

If you have diabetes, these things are still on your mind. And while everyone fears the worst case scenario of a car accident, most people have the expectation that if they drive safely and defensively, they can avoid the worst.

However, if you have diabetes, it can come with some unexpected and dangerous surprises.

Take a look at the video below where people with diabetes share their experiences with unexpected hypoglycemic episodes, and learn how they’ve adapted to make driving with diabetes as safe as possible!

Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.