Sugar friends can drive? These preparations can be done well in advance

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  Can diabetics drive? Because there is no domestic regulation that patients with diabetes can't get a driver's license, legally, diabetics can drive. However, some countries in the West have clear regulations. Diabetes patients treated with insulin cannot obtain an interstate highway driver's license (equivalent to a professional long-distance driver in China). Why is this so stipulated?

In general, sugar friends have certain risks in driving, and accidents are more likely to occur than normal people. Thoughts must be highly concentrated when driving, and consume a lot of energy and physical strength. If you can't eat on time, blood sugar fluctuates, and it is prone to dizziness, weakness, hand shaking, cold sweat and other symptoms leading to traffic accidents.

  Most people with diabetes can drive, especially young, short-term, stable blood sugar, and fewer complications. However, one of the following situations needs to be cautious.

1. Blood sugar has not been controlled stably and has acute complications;

2. There are complications in the lower limbs;

3. Injecting a larger dose of insulin causes a large fluctuation in blood sugar;

4. "Old sickness" with a history of more than 5 years;

5, there are more serious chronic complications, such as retinopathy or cataract vision loss, renal insufficiency, diabetic foot, stroke and so on.

  For the sugar friends who want to go on the road, here are some suggestions:

● Do not delay or forget to eat.

● Take a proper rest during long trips.

● If your blood sugar is already below 4mmol/l, don't drive until you treat hypoglycemia and your blood sugar is under control!

● Guaranteed on-time meals while driving, do not estimate road conditions by experience

● Test blood sugar before driving, get off every 1~2 hours on the way, add meals if necessary, check every two hours when traveling long distances.

  When you have hypoglycemia while driving, you should:

● Stop the fire, if there is a second person in the car who can drive, consciously give the key to him.

● Eat carbohydrates that can quickly glyceose, such as glucose tablets, sugary drinks (such as cola, Yakult)

● After your blood sugar level returns to your desired range, choose a food that has been used for a long time (ie, foods that are slow in sugar, protein and fat, such as milk, chocolate, energy bars), and wait for 45 minutes before driving. You need to give yourself some time to refocus.

If your hypoglycemia is high and you are struggling to deal with low blood sugar, you should tell your doctor and ask if you can drive. Once you lose consciousness because of low blood sugar, it will be very dangerous!

Long-term glycemic control is very important, which requires regular life, regular meals, regular monitoring of blood glucose and related complications such as retinopathy, neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease.

First-time drivers should first consult a diabetes specialist to assess whether it is suitable for driving and what should be noted. Long-term drivers should conduct a comprehensive inspection and evaluation at least annually.