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Old 04-14-2016, 05:18   #1
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I just wanted to. Know have any of you been told at what level you should not drive? Just curious to know if I should have someone else drive me when my levels get at a certain number. Thanks.

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According to DOT for CDL (commercial drivers licence) BG must be maintained between 100 and 400 while driving.

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According to DOT for CDL (commercial drivers licence) BG must be maintained between 100 and 400 while driving.
That's interesting, since people without diabetes are often between 70 and 90. (Not to mention that my average for the last month has been below 100.)

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That's interesting, since people without diabetes are often between 70 and 90. (Not to mention that my average for the last month has been below 100.)
I guess I need to clearafy... that requirement is for diabetics on ANY blood sugar lowering medication that can cause hypoglycemia.

AND the upper limit is for any one

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I guess I need to clearafy... that requirement is for diabetics on ANY blood sugar lowering medication that can cause hypoglycemia.

AND the upper limit is for any one
That makes more sense!

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Hi everyone.
I just wanted to. Know have any of you been told at what level you should not drive? Just curious to know if I should have someone else drive me when my levels get at a certain number. Thanks.
If you mean for regular, non-commercial driving, it depends a bit on the person. I can say from my own experience and that of my family member, if you have numbers over 300, your eyes may swell sufficiently to make them too blurry to drive safely.

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I sold my car when I got dia. Dont think its a good idea to drive when you're a dia.

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If you mean for regular, non-commercial driving, it depends a bit on the person. I can say from my own experience and that of my family member, if you have numbers over 300, your eyes may swell sufficiently to make them too blurry to drive safely.
Yes, depends on person and the state. Thanks for bringing it up, because I just found out that I'm supposed to report to the Driver's License place that I'm on insulin.

Here is the requirement for my state for any driver:
Loss of Consciousness or Voluntary Control
This is the loss of the ability to assume and retain an
upright posture without support or the inability to
respond rationally to external stimuli.

You must report an episode in writing within 30
days of experiencing loss of consciousness or
voluntary control.

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Thanks all. I wear glasses but sometimes my levels are over 500. Sometimes my meter reads "hi." I was put on insulin a month ago so my numbers are a little better.

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