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Driver's ed course designed to help those with diabetes

Posted On Tue, July 13, 2010

Car accidents can happen to anyone, but teens are particularly vulnerable due to a lack of experience.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that teen drivers are in three times more vehicle accidents than drivers in any other group.

Teens with a health condition, such as diabetes, have to be extra cautious before getting behind the wheel.

The Juvenile Diabetes No Limits Foundation and Medtronic have created a driving program aimed at helping teens learn the rules of the road and manage their health condition.

"Test B4U Drive was inspired by the most important part of a teen driver's diabetes management plan - checking his or her glucose level before getting behind the wheel," says Medtronic chief medical officer and vice president, global medical, clinical and health affairs for diabetes Dr. Francine Kaufman. "If a teen's glucose level is low or high, it must be treated and reach a normal range before driving."

Many auto insurance agencies offer discounts to teens who complete a driver's education course. Classes can help teens learn how to be a better driver through experience and instruction.ADNFCR-2297-ID-19888272-ADNFCR

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