Woman with type 1 diabetes who treated hypo receives parking fine

A girl with type 1 diabetes has spoken out after being given a parking fine as a consequence of an episode of hypoglycaemia.

Vensa Hausmeister, from Norfolk, returned to her automotive after procuring on 11 December final yr however was unable to drive straightaway as a result of she was struggling a hypo (low blood sugar).

By the time Mrs Hausmeister felt protected to get behind the wheel she had exceeded the free parking timeframe of two hours and was issued with a £70 fine, decreased to £40 if payable inside two weeks.

The 59-year-old mentioned she was “furious” after the agency chargeable for town’s Cathedral Retail Park automotive park refused to overturn the parking cost.

Speaking to the Eastern Daily Press, she mentioned: “You can’t drive in that situation. I ate some sweets and waited for my blood sugar levels to return to normal. I was there for two hours 45 minutes. But I wanted to be sure I was safe to drive.”

Vensa was knowledgeable by the Euro Car Parks, operators of the automotive park, that she was nonetheless responsible for the invoice as a result of she had not advised the corporate earlier than the cost was made.

She mentioned: “I’m furious. There’s no phone number on the board even if I was able to call them but in that situation I couldn’t anyway.”

Mrs Haumeister, who has had diabetes for greater than 40 years, believes she might have gotten behind the wheel sooner however didn’t wish to take the chance. She retains the DVLA knowledgeable of her situation.

Euro Car Parks didn’t make a remark regardless of being contacted by the Eastern Daily Press.

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