After reading the article I can't explain how happy I am to see this technology. Yes it may be another five years until we use it but I'm excited. I'm not the best role model, I have driven my car to many times when my blood sugar is below 80, I know it is wrong and that I shouldn't do it but we all know that texting and driving is dangerous as well yet a majority of us still text and or look at our smart phones while driving. That does not make it right for me to drive with a low blood sugar or while my blood sugar is dropping.
I never had to test my blood sugar before getting behind the wheel of a car, I don't know why but I never was told to do so. With that said I'm a huge believer in the technology that Medtronic is developing. If I get in my car and the car knows my blood sugar is at 60 I don't want my car to start. I would love for my car to sound an alarm when my blood sugar is below 90 while I'm driving, a high pitched alarm will definitely make me stop to get juice or to pull over to have a snack to get my blood sugar back to a respectable number.
This technology is amazing and I can't wait to see it in my car. Until then I will do my best to test my blood sugar before getting behind the wheel. I encourage everyone elese to do the same, it won't be easy but think about what could happen with a low bloo