Dangers of Driving with Diabetes
I’m Ed Smith, a Folsom Personal Injury Lawyer. Despite all of the advances made in the field of medicine, obesity and diabetes continue to persist as some of modern society’s greatest challenges. Diabetes has the potential to cause numerous complications that can add a significant amount of stress to families everywhere.
There are two types of diabetes. Type I is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. The pancreas is located in the abdominal area, near the liver and spleen. It is unclear exactly what causes the body’s immune system to attack the pancreas. However, the cause may vary from patient to patient. On the other hand, type II diabetes is a form of diabetes that develops over time. While some people may be more susceptible to this form of diabetes for genetic reasons, this likely develops as a consequence of consuming too much sugar. The insulin-producing cells of the pancreas will burn out and be unable to produce any more insulin. This can cause the body’s blood sugar levels to climb. When someone has diabetes, there are several symptoms that people should watch out for that could predispose them to develop traumatic injuries in accidents, including: