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Do I need 3 months of bg levels to apply for a driving licence?

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by isjoberg, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. isjoberg

    isjoberg Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I met with the registrar of my doctor and he mentioned that if I am applying for a driving licence I need to show three months worth of finger prick tests for the licence itself.... I mainly use my libre and am aiming to pass my test in December so do I need to start doing tests again? I've only heard of the rules regarding testing during driving and not that there would be a requirement for bg results. Has anyone had to provide this information?

    I have never been in hospital for my diabetes and the last time I suffered severe hypo I was 7 years old, not sure if that would change things at all?
     
  2. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @isjoberg - that only applies on the commercial licenses, not on the private ones, as far as I am aware. If you go and check the DVLA website relating to Diabetes there is no mention of it for a normal license.
     
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  3. catapillar

    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Only if you're applying to drive a hgv or a bus. Not if you just want to drive a car.
     
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    james11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes hgv and bus only....i go thru it every year
     
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    isjoberg Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As I've discovered this morning. HGV, Bus, or any motorhome or LGV between 3.5t and 7.5t :facepalm:

    And yet you can drive a massive 2 tonne car with a 3 tonne caravan on the normal license. Go figure.
     
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