posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 02:38 PM
reply to post by seabag
I'll be one to say this is a horrible idea. Certain medical conditions can make an officer think that a person is drunk, and elevate the heart rate at
the same time. Diabetics who are suffering from hypoglycemia (low blood-sugar) have elevated heart rates, because the heart is trying to pump the
sugar to the brain faster running when it's low! They can slur their speech and stumble from low blood sugar, and diabetics can even fail the
brethalyzer without drinking a drop of alcohol at all.
I am posting this today in hopes that the Sherrif's office in Buchanan county will learn now about the risks of killing people who are having a low
blood-sugar! I predict that if they don't we will see a lot more stories like this one of the diabetic getting tasered and killed by the cops in
Source-CBS Local- Diabetic Cleburne Teen Hit With Taser
My personal belief is I know that not all officers in the USA have been trained in handling procedures for diabetics. If you know anyone who is
diabetic that you care about, call your local PD and Sheriff's office and make sure they know about the story above..
My other personal belief is that tasers should be banned...But that's a whole other topic..
Lastly, diabetics-test your blood before you drive. It could save your life, and many others.
edit on 10/8/2013 by InFriNiTee because: (no