In South Australia you are asked to declare whether you are taking medication, or have a medical condition, that affects your ability to drive when you apply for, or renew, your driver’s licence. People with diabetes treated by diet alone or diet and tablets do not need to inform the DVLA unless they develop other complications. IDDT wrote to the DVLA for clarification on this matter. Some people with disabilities have developed compensatory skills. Stat. Adherence to blood glucose testing before driving and during long journeys was limited in insulin users at 47% and 41% respectively. This inconsistency was greatest in those treated with insulin for 20 years or more and in older drivers aged over 49 years.
I never lie about the fact that I have diabetes….I cannot remember completing my driving licence application – should I have notified the DVLA separately of my diabetes? Car and motorcycle licence-holders with diabetes that is treated by tablets or non-insulin