Journal article

Inconsistent blood glucose checking before driving among drivers with type 1 diabetes: Results from the Australian YourSAY: Glucose Monitoring study

S Trawley, E Holmes-Truscott, J Speight

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2016


In a survey of Australian drivers with type 1 diabetes, three-quarters reported not checking their blood glucose consistently before driving. They reported lack of health professional recommendation of this behaviour, less concern about safety, and preference for consuming fast-acting glucose, which may be less effective for mitigating risk.


Funding Acknowledgements

Jane Speight is a member of the Accu-Chek Advisory Board (Roche Diagnostics Australia) and has served on an advisory board for Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Her research group has received unrestricted educational grants from Abbott Diabetes Care, Medtronic and Sanofi Diabetes; sponsorship to host or attend educational meetings from Lilly, Medtronic, MSD, Novo Nordisk, Roche Diagnostics Australia, and Sanofi Diabetes; consultancy income from Abbott Diabetes Care, Roche Diagnostics Australia and Sanofi Diabetes. Steven Trawley and Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott have no conflicts of interest.