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Health conditions like hypoglycemia can lead to serious car wrecks

On Behalf of | Aug 4, 2022 | Car Accidents

Drivers must be in good physical condition to safely operate a vehicle. Unfortunately, some medical conditions can make it hard to drive. One of these is hypoglycemia, which is an abnormally low blood sugar level. 

Having low blood sugar can lead to a driver feeling out of sorts. They may not be aware of what’s going on around them, which can delay or inhibit decision making and reactions behind the wheel. This can lead to a crash that injures others on the road. 

Understand the symptoms before getting behind the wheel

People who have a known history of hypoglycemia should check their blood sugar before they try to drive. If it’s too low, which is typically 70 mg/dL or lower, have something that contains quickly absorbed carbohydrates. It is critical to remember that alcohol can also cause delayed hypoglycemia.

Any driver who has symptoms of hypoglycemia while they’re driving should pull over immediately. These symptoms include:

  • Shakiness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sweating

It’s also important to note that anybody can experience bouts of hypoglycemia. Anybody who hasn’t eaten in a while can end up suffering the same symptoms listed above.

Know your options after a crash

Anyone who has suffered an injury in a crash should evaluate their options for seeking compensation. Working closely with an attorney who’s familiar with cases similar to yours can help you to learn more about what’s possible. Attorney Steven Morgan can advise on steps to take immediately following a crash. Call his office at 912-289-0640 or send an email.