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Table 2—

Comparison of type 1 diabetic drivers with and without a recent history of driving mishaps

Diabetes durationMale (%)On pump (%)Patients injecting >two shots a day (%)Talk to physician about driving (%)Blood glucose thresholdSMBG before driving (%)Access to carbohydrate
Crashes 20.4 45 24 64 48 67.1 24 77 
No crashes 19.6 52 38 68 54 70.1 40* 85 
Violations 17.8 51 36 67 57 65.2 22 75 
No violations 20.0 51 35 67 52 70.4* 40* 85 
Stupor 23.0 50 44 64 57 65.8 30 87 
No stupor 20.2 50 31 68 55 72.3* 40 86 
Assistance 22.0 50 45 65 53 69.8 40 83 
No assistance 20.5 48 33 67 51 70.5 37 84 
Diabetes durationMale (%)On pump (%)Patients injecting >two shots a day (%)Talk to physician about driving (%)Blood glucose thresholdSMBG before driving (%)Access to carbohydrate
Crashes 20.4 45 24 64 48 67.1 24 77 
No crashes 19.6 52 38 68 54 70.1 40* 85 
Violations 17.8 51 36 67 57 65.2 22 75 
No violations 20.0 51 35 67 52 70.4* 40* 85 
Stupor 23.0 50 44 64 57 65.8 30 87 
No stupor 20.2 50 31 68 55 72.3* 40 86 
Assistance 22.0 50 45 65 53 69.8 40 83 
No assistance 20.5 48 33 67 51 70.5 37 84 
*

P < 0.05 (two-tailed test).

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