Driving Safely With Diabetes


Some people with type 1 diabetes are at an increased risk for having traffic accidents due to low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).   A team of researchers at the University of Virginia, which has been conducting diabetes research studies funded by NIH for the past 25 years, is now conducting a study with the hope of helping the diabetes community drive safely.  The researchers are evaluating internet tools designed to:

  • Anonymously assess risk for all drivers with type 1 diabetes of being in an accident and
  • Help reduce the chance of high-risk drivers being in a future collision.

The study is strictly confidential and the data collected will not be shared with any other person or agency. Participants may earn up to $270 in internet gift cards.  If you are interested in participating, you can fill out this form.

For more information, please visit www.diabetesdriving.com

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11 years ago

Thank you for this article. Even though I don’t drive, this has been a fear of mine for myself (in the future) and loved ones with diabetes. I’m glad to read that research is being done to prevent tragic accidents because of hypoglycemia.

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