Safe driving and diabetes – DVLA guidelines

There are 5 fatalities annually and up to 45 serious events every month associated with diabetes and driving. European guidance (2012) on diabetes and driving was taken up by the DVLA. This resulted in recommendations, which included that two hypoglycaemia events (day or night) in one year where 3rd party assistance was required would result in the loss of a driving licence for one year from the date of the first episode. The DVLA guidance on this was amended in Jan 2018.

Learning outcomes:

Following this session, you will be able to:

  • You will have gained an understanding of how many people with Diabetes UK drive
  • Be able to describe the risk factors associated with driving when an individual lives with diabetes
  • Be able to discuss the prevention and treatment of treatment of hypoglycaemia
  • You will have received an update on the 2018 DVLA driving and diabetes recommendations and controversial areas
  • Be able to access patient literature and links to other resources related to driving and diabetes

Thursday 15th November 2018

10:05 - 10:35

TREND-UK & Injection Technique Matters (ITM)


Nurse Consultant & Associate Professor, Co-Chair, Leicester Diabetes Centre, Leicester University Hospitals, TREND-UK & ITM

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