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driving lorries using insulin

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by smurph12, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. smurph12

    smurph12 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hey smurph12 here! I would really like to know if another diabetic lorry driver might have knowledge concerning what happens to the licence if i have to switch to insulin.do I surrender my licence and for how long.can i still drive when I start taking the insulin or do I have to wait until my system has come to terms with the insulin.hope someone can help me out. thank you
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Yes u av to send yr licence back if u go on insulin the DVLA will send u forms u will av to av a Bayer contour to record your blood sugsrs as the DVLA independant consultant needs 3 mths readings u av go go yr go for them go fill medical form in that's cost £200 then u av to go c yr own consultant to fill forms in eye test then u go c DVLA independant consultant this all takes time took me 10 mths first time round good luck
     
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    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    £100 sorry
     
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    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I told the DVLA that I had started on Insulin....filled in a form sent it off they got in touch with my Doctors for information then they did send me a 3 year lisence which will need renewing next year grrrrr
     
  6. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    It's different if your a car driver it's every 12 mths if yr a hgv driver
     
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    smurph12 Type 2 · Newbie

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    smurph12 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Yes i need to look into this. thank you
    Well hopefully the same rule applies here in N.Ireland. Happy days if it's that simple.Things like the weather is more contrary here! thanks alot
     
  9. denbo

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    It's not that it's simple the DVLA just take their time took me 10 mths get my licence bk first
     
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    markbrown Type 1 · Newbie

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    I only get my lorry license 1year at a time I've bin type 1for 11 years now
     
  11. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    Yes that's what it's like when yr in insulin every 12mths
     
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    Cherokee Type 2 · Newbie

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    What happens if you drive a vehicle over 3.5 ton but under 7.5ton. Type2 with insulin?
     
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    Whst do u mean Cherokee wha happins can u explain in more detail
     
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