Every once in a while you hear stories about a driver who goes off the road, hits a tree, and kills himself or a passenger. Of course this is a scenario that can play out with a bus driver or train conductor as well.
With regard to myself, in the old days there were plenty of times that I found myself having to slap my face while driving trying to keep my eyes open. I was not aware then that slapping my face was not keeping me from falling asleep.
Many people are not aware that the brain uses more sugar per tissue weight than any other area of the body. When you take sugar away from the brain, it falls asleep. This, of course, is called hypoglycemia. The classic times that it occurs is between 3-4 pm when insulin levels peak, or after eating, or when people are in a car – as a passenger or as a driver.
The most effective way to avoid getting hypoglycemic is to prevent insulin from lowering sugar levels. This can be accomplished in one of two ways. The first is to try and avoid those foods that are highly glycemic – i.e. foods that stimulate the release of insulin. Those truck drivers that live on Hostess Twinkies to raise sugar levels are playing Russian roulette because the amount of insulin it creates will cause a severe drop in their sugar levels.
The second way to prevent hypoglycemia while driving – or actually any time – is to use a 5% progesterone cream. Progesterone in that strength blocks insulin receptor sites and prevents drops in blood sugar. Maybe this cream should be in every bus driver’s, truck driver’s and train conductors’ glove compartment.
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