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An Oregon man is being charged in the death of a child after having a blood sugar episode while driving. When should diabetes-related episodes while driving become a criminal offense?
No one should be held criminally or financially responsible if they have an accident due to a diabetes incident.
14%
No one should be held criminally responsible, but if the incident was preventable, financial restitution should be considered.
10%
I think if a person is aware of their risk for potentially dangerous episodes and do nothing to prevent it, they should be held accountable.
45%
I am not convinced anyone with a history of mismanaged lows should be driving at all.
9%
I don't know how I feel about the criminal charges, but I think some type of program should be mandated when this happens more than once.
13%
I don't know where I stand on this.
7%
Total votes are 398
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by Nicole Purcell
I met a mother recently whose daughter was just recently diagnosed. They've been on the diabetes wagon for about 3 weeks. Mom seems alright, maybe a little overwhelmed and certainly looking tired. I had a meeting with her, set up by a local friend who reads my blog and knows my diabetes story. She thought I could be helpful in assisting with the navigation of diabetes territory. We sat at a table a local coffee shop. I sipped a water while mom got a black coffee. ...