All posts tagged: Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Shattered Lives: Homicide by Diabetes?

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio   December 5, 2007, 39-year-old Patrick Smith was killed in a traffic accident in Mansfield, CT. This was not just a routine accident, the driver of a truck ran a stop light and plowed into Patrick’s vehicle which was legally stopped at the light and then left the scene. Although some deadly traffic accidents are just that, an accident, with a driver who may have been at the wrong place at the wrong time, this accident is unusual as the driver was found to be in diabetic shock, his glucose level such that he didn’t know what he was doing.  Although as humans we try to make sense of the senseless things that happen to us, or our loved ones, we ask how could this accident have been prevented? Was the driver in control of his disease? What situation enabled him to be in such a state of diabetic shock that he was so impaired as to cause this accident? Why was he not in control of his diabetes and should …