Can anyone tell me if diabetes is classed as a disability under currant government guidelines? and if so, why are we not told this so that we can claim benefits. I only ask this as i am on a restricted drivers licence, can't drive a H.G.V, Bus or train and my currant employer has now stopped me from working permanant nights as i have 2 nights off and this can upset my system.( it will also cost me about £200 per month in lost pay). My diabetes is controlled with insulin and metformin.