Driving: Diabetes

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th December 2018.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to publish updated guidance for the DVLA on the use of continuous or flash glucose monitoring devices for drivers with diabetes.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on driving and diabetes mellitus has recommended that continuous or flash glucose monitoring systems may be used to monitor glucose for the purpose of driving. This is subject to appropriate guidance being in place to maintain road safety standards. The DVLA is currently in the process of drafting new guidance with the aim of publishing this in the New Year.

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