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BK's Comment
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Got a huge shock on Wednesday. Haven’t felt well for the past month and almost collapsed in the yard in Indianapolis. Got a 911 ride to the hospital and was diagnosed with a super high level of blood glucose. Given IV fluid and insulin. I’m told I have type 2 diabetes. The hospital held me over night for observation. Now I’m not driving until I get this under control. They tell me I probably don’t need insulin, that I can deal with this with another med and diet management

Any of you drivers have type 2 diabetes and how have you dealt with if?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dennis L's Comment
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Big Scott went through a similar experience that he posted about. You might reach out to him directly too

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Got a huge shock on Wednesday. Haven’t felt well for the past month and almost collapsed in the yard in Indianapolis. Got a 911 ride to the hospital and was diagnosed with a super high level of blood glucose. Given IV fluid and insulin. I’m told I have type 2 diabetes. The hospital held me over night for observation. Now I’m not driving until I get this under control. They tell me I probably don’t need insulin, that I can deal with this with another med and diet management

Any of you drivers have type 2 diabetes and how have you dealt with it?

Holy CRAP, man!!!! Thank GAWD you were at the YAWD !!!

I'm still .. like .. wow. OMG. Sheesh. I'm so glad you 'caught it' in a safe place. Did you make it home, okay, then?!?

IIRC, Marc Lee & Big Scott had similar scenarios, along with others. Until some guys reply in here, read these:

Threads tagged Diabetes~

Gosh, man.. keep us UPDATED. I'm so sorry.

~ Anne & Tom ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Big Scott went through a similar experience that he posted about. You might reach out to him directly too

:( BEAT ME! :(

~ a ~

G-Town's Comment
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Geez Bruce... in my thoughts and prayers. Get well.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Hopefully it all works out well for you Bruce. Please keep us updated.

BK's Comment
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If I hadn’t been parked in the yard I would have been able to pull over. Didn’t pass out but I was told I was close to going into a diabetic coma, or passing out. Thanks for all the concern.

The company rented me a car so I could make it home Friday morning. I have an appointment with my doctor Monday morning

Created a little excitement at the operating center Wednesday. One guy told me that it made things less boring.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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What was your sugar level?

On my DOT physical last year my sugar was 320. I immediately went on a meat, eggs, cheese diet and dropped it to 165 within 3 weeks or so.

Went back Jan 17th and was told it was 260. I think it was a temporary spike though since by the time I got home it ranged from 85 before meals to 130 after.

I just started looking into this, and it is a very good explanation of food and blood sugar. I’ve started this but it has only been a couple of weeks so I can’t say for sure how well it works, but it seems sound and the info is definitely educational.

2 hours after eating my sugar is 130. I had a chicken leg and thigh, a medium sweet potato, and about a half can of pinto beans. I am stuffed.

My diet for the past 3 days has been salad with chicken breast strips.

I can’t add it as a link so you will have to cut and paste. It is also a free program if it asks you to join.

https://www.fullplateliving.org/products/better-blood-sugar-doable-steps-you-can-take-today

Got a huge shock on Wednesday. Haven’t felt well for the past month and almost collapsed in the yard in Indianapolis. Got a 911 ride to the hospital and was diagnosed with a super high level of blood glucose. Given IV fluid and insulin. I’m told I have type 2 diabetes. The hospital held me over night for observation. Now I’m not driving until I get this under control. They tell me I probably don’t need insulin, that I can deal with this with another med and diet management

Any of you drivers have type 2 diabetes and how have you dealt with if?

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Lots of water, by the way. If you are dehydrated, your sugar is more concentrated.

With diet and meds (metformin) you should be able to control it. Exercise helps as well, but that’s not an option for me.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Eh I quit testing mine, I suffer no ill effects, feel perfectly fine. Just changed my diet last May, which i lost 25 pounds got off my regimen of big glass of water with lemon and ACV strong .....25 more and I, will be at my weight of my 30s lol 215-220, anything less I look anorexic.....cutting out sugar in coffee mush as I can, and way less breads! my FAVE! ugh

Besides Philippines just reopened borders to tourists, so couple/few more months, eating fresh stuff there I will attain my goal on weight and fixin B.Sugars got some tabs to help with that too so see in a bit how those helping (specific to lower sugars)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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