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DM and driving – General Practice Notebook


The UK’s leading diabetes charity has warned sufferers to check their glucose levels before driving, after a diabetic who killed a cyclist after falling ill at the wheel was jailed for 15 months. My critique follows and I would be interested what others think. In a statement following sentencing, Mr Epps’s family said: “Our Graham’s death was most certainly an avoidable one. From what i have heard a lot of Diabetics will loose there licence in the near future, dont know why they are doingit yet but still….what a bunch of Hope they see sence, i wonder if bosses at DVLA give theres up with there big posh cars if they are diabetic, i heard that if you have a hypo then you loose your licence, what a load of crock, i dont know a diabetic that hasnt had one in the last 6 months. You won’t be charged higher rates or kept from driving. According to the guidelines a person is assessed to have “satisfactory control” of their diabetes if they have

Agave Nectar – A Vegan Sweetener Panacea?

Cinnamon and agave form a formidable team whose properties can help fight arthritis. From whole grains to super foods, there has never been this much attention paid to fixing up our diets. Therefore, you should have them in moderation and in balance with alkalizing foods. CON- related to the above; that metabolism increases blood triglyceride levels more so than Glucose and is correlated with obesity and cardiovascular disease. Price Foundation basically says that it’s as bad for our bodies as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). One such sweetener that’s been heavily promoted in recent years as a healthy option is Agave Nectar. It is 1.4 times sweeter than regular sugar, so two thirds of a cup will replace one cup of sugar.

Healthy or not? Agave nectar is comprised mostly of fructose. The glycemic index measures how quickly the glucose in a food enters your blood stream. A 2015 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the more high-fat dairy products