Title: Driving and diabetes: problems, licensing restrictions and recommendations for safe driving
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Date uploaded: 23rd August 2017
Date published/launched: August 2015
Driving simulator studies have demonstrated how driving performance deteriorates during hypoglycemia. Studies examining the risk of road traffic accidents in people with insulin-treated diabetes have produced conflicting results, but the potential risk of hypoglycemia-related road traffic accidents has led to many countries imposing restrictions on the type and duration of driving licenses that can be issued to drivers with diabetes.
This paper examines driving behaviour that may predispose to hypoglycemia while driving, and reviews guidance that promotes safe driving practice which has been provided for drivers with insulin-treated diabetes, which is the group principally addressed in this review.
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