157 insulin-dependent diabetics (age 17-65 years) were interviewed as regards the occurrence of hypoglycaemia while driving and maintenance of a permanent energy source in vehicle - results are shown in a table. The findings indicate that hypoglycaemia while driving is commoner than might be supposed and that perhaps less than 50% of diabetic drivers keep carbohydrate material permanently in their vehicles. It is therefore suggested that the education of diabetic drives should be undertaken by all those responsible for their medical care.

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    British Medical Association

    BMA House, Tavistock Square
    London WC1H 9JR,   United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1980-8-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 586
  • Serial:
    • BMJ
    • Volume: 281
    • Issue Number: 6240
    • Publisher: British Medical Association
    • ISSN: 0959-8138
    • Serial URL: http://www.bmj.com/

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM