Tag - hypo awareness

Diabetic man who hid condition from DVLA and employer jailed for causing cyclist’s death

A delivery driver has been jailed for over three-and-a-half years for causing the death of a 53-year-old man after having a severe hypo behind the wheel.

Fred Sygrove, 24, started a 44-month jail sentence on Sunday November 22. He was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008, and obtained a driving licence in 2010.

He told Reading Crown Court that he had no recollection of the crash after blacking out and losing control of the vehicle. It was not disclosed which type of diabetes Sygrove has.

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11 aspects of understanding a loved one with type 1 diabetes

Having type 1 diabetes is far from easy, but if your loved one has the condition, it can be useful to know what they are thinking.

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This dog could save your life: The pets trained to sniff out diabetes emergencies

Casper is a miniature poodle, a fluffy ball of fun who looks like he might be part cloud. He also saves lives.

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