Diabetes falls into this category, as both short- and long-term health problems caused by the blood sugar disorder can impair a motorist’s ability to drive. Individuals with diabetes who experience a temporary drop in their blood sugar levels may become dizzy, irritable, fatigued, jittery, anxious and confused and may suffer from vision loss, seizures and blackouts. Those with more long-term issues controlling their glucose levels face heart attack, stroke, glaucoma and damage to the nerves in their legs and feet. Additionally, people with diabetes who undergo episodic dips in blood sugar levels must also be cleared to drive by a doctor after each incident. During office visits, health professionals should discuss with patients the effects of low blood sugar levels on driving, blood glucose readings and the steps individuals are taking to keep their blood sugar in check.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.