According to the most recent statistics, more than 100 million Americans suffer from diabetes or have pre-diabetes. In Georgia, almost 1.2 million people suffer from diabetes, and an estimated 241,000 have diabetes but don’t even know it.
Suffering from diabetes can place a driver at risk for certain symptoms that can increase their chances of being in an accident. A person who suffers from diabetes may suffer from sudden low levels of blood sugar that can cause symptoms such as disorientation and confusion. This could trigger a potentially devastating medical emergency at the wheel.
Clearly, there are many motorists in who are driving under the ever-present risk of having a medical emergency at the wheel. Persons who suffer from diabetes may continue to drive, but it is important for them to understand if their symptoms are so severe that it could impact their safety and increase their accident risk. No one suggests that diabetics avoid driving. However, as with several other medical conditions, it is important for you to know if your symptoms are so severe that they could possibly cause you to black out or become disoriented.