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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 407
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by Lindsey Guerin
As a Type A personality with a perfectionist streak, diabetes management is something that easily gets under my skin. If I can’t do something perfect, then I’d much rather just not do it at all. Which is why burnout creeps up on me super fast. A few days of pesky numbers and I am ready to throw all things diabetes out the window and watch it get hit by an 18-wheeler. So attempting to get my A1c into the lowest possible range ever has proven incredibly tasking for my perfectionist...