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How high is too high to drive?

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by SWUSA_, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. Bill_St

    Bill_St Type 2 · Active Member

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    It would seem very strange if the cps tried to argue that driving required tighter control than our Civil Air Administration requires for aircraft pilots.
    "Pre and in-flight blood glucose monitoring values were correlated against the CAA-specified "Green" (5-15mmol/l), "Amber" (4-5 and 15-20mmol/l), and "Red" (<4 or >20mmol/l) ranges."
    Source, a 2016 report: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160912192956.htm
    http://www.pilotswithdiabetes.com/pdf/caa_jan_2015_diabetic_certification_guidance.pdf

    The USA has similar regulation: http://pilotswithdiabetes.com/pdf/final_recommendations_package_pilots.pdf with ~15mmol/l being the upper trigger for land at the nearest airport or hand over control to another pilot.
     
    #41 Bill_St, Jan 11, 2017 at 7:12 PM
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
  2. hh1

    hh1 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I'm just interested by you taking Lantus rather than a fast-acting insulin to get your gluose levels down quickly? Also, for most people (though as with anything to do with diabetes, we're all different) illness does result in increased BG levels
     
  3. hh1

    hh1 Type 1 · Active Member

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    For me and it seems some other people who've posted, high BG leads to hard to resist sleepiness and OP mentioned his eyesight is affected, so it can make a real difference
     
  4. SWUSA_

    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi! I have type 2, and take lantus and metformin. The only fast acting solution I have is exercise. Drinking water can help a little if I am dehydrated with BG. Illness makes my BG unstable-with highs, lows and vomiting usually. I am currently having a very good week blood sugar after a wobbly one last week.
     
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