Type 1 diabetics needed for driving studyBy
Managing your diabetes requires a continual balance of insulin, food, and exercise. When these are out of balance, your blood glucose (BG), or blood sugar, can go very high or low. Very high BG (hyperglycemiaBG (Blood Glucose) above 250 mg/dl) or low BG (hypoglycemia) below 70 mg/dl) can interfere with your thinking, reaction time and judgment. These can disrupt your ability to drive and can increase your risk of being in a collision or getting a ticket.
Researchers at the University of Virginia, with a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are conducting a study to identify driving risks and potentially help all drivers with type 1 diabetes. Those selected will participate completely online and no clinic visits will be required. Participants can earn up to $270 in gift cards.
Click HERE for a flyer with more information on the study and to see if you qualify to participate. If you are ready to get started with the study, visit DiabetesDriving.com for a full description and all the forms needed to participate.