Driving: Diabetes

Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received representation from the DVLA on the use of (a) FreeStyle Libre and (b) Continuous Glucose Monitoring devices to monitor blood glucose levels for people with diabetes.

Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the DVLA Medical Advisory Panel has plans to update guidance for drivers with diabetes on insulin on using FreeStyle Libre and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) devices to monitor their blood glucose levels.

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

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is currently amending the Assessing Fitness to Drive guidance on the use of new monitoring technologies for people with diabetes. The revised guidance is due to be published in February. This will allow the testing of interstitial fluid for driving licensing purposes for people with diabetes who drive cars or motorcycles. Drivers of goods vehicles and buses must continue to monitor blood glucose levels.

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