Can The Police Stop You From Taking Insulin During A Dui Stop?
Most probably yes. Unless you’re actually intoxicated, a DUI stop usually only lasts a few minutes, and you can thus most likely defer your injection until the stop is over. During the stop, the officer is entitled to control your actions, and can prohibit you from doing anything that interferes with the officer’s official duties or tends to put the officer in danger. While an insulin pen or needle is a fairly poor weapon, it is a weapon and I can understand an officer being reluctant to allow someone to self-administer insulin during a stop. Insulin injection timing is usually not very time critical. The best time for a Type 1 diabetic to take a shot of regular (fast-acting) insulin is 30 minutes before eating; thus, you can simply defer your shot until after the stop and start your meal a bit later than previously planned. Most Type 2 diabetics do not use insulin shots; those who do tend to use time-delay formulations that can tolerate an hour or more in variation in dosage scheduling without significant clinical impact. Thus, it’s not plausible that a diabetic would have an emergent need for an insulin injection unless he or she had previously engaged in a serious sugar bi Continue reading >>