Diabetes and Driving

 

It is important to check your blood sugar before driving whether it is a short trip or a long trip. If necessary, wait to drive until your blood sugars are in a safe range. While you are driving, if you feel the symptoms of a low or are alerted by a continuous glucose monitor that you are low, it is important that you find a place to park and treat your low blood sugar, wait until your blood sugar is in a safe range, then continue driving. Keeping diabetes supplies in the car in the case of a low blood sugar is a good idea, and in the situation where you are on the road and have a low blood sugar but no low treatment, it is okay to call 911 if needed.

State by State Driving Law Search

 

Each state has their own laws for driving with Type 1 Diabetes. The American Diabetes Association has a search by state that informs on what the laws on driving with diabetes are in that state.

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