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DVLA medical

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by mo1905, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Togolese

    Togolese Type 2 · Active Member

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    Yes got 3months of readings but as I was saying to mo1905 I had about 5or 6 under 4 mmol on my meter can explain why I think it happened how strict are they? Thanks for replying


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  2. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    They are getting stricter none under 3 this is a eu thing that u av got to go see a independant consultant ov theirs wasn't like this when the ban was first lifted I saw my own constant and he looked at my meter it seems to me they r not believing yr own consultants and when ya not workin and ya got go to who ever tney tell u to see it's all petrol money I've ad no money since I was made redundant in sept and my licence ran out and can't get a job I mean time as none about van drivin
     
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  3. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    I had to see DVLA doc too. It's not that they don't trust your own consultant, it's just that they don't class them as impartial and these DVLA docs are specially trained. I had a 2.9 reading and no problem, I got my LGV license renewed. It is a pain in the a** but as long as you know the driving/testing rules and still have hypo awareness it's OK.
     
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  4. Togolese

    Togolese Type 2 · Active Member

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    I am in the same boat money is tight also need medical in April for 50 birthday no point wasting money on that if I got reading below 3 to 2.6 gets you feeling down !


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  5. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    Like mo 1905 says as long as u av hypo awareness it's not a prob and you carry detrose biscuits so u can snack as I do when driving u be fine and they ask how do u start to feel if yr goin av a hypo and also the time to wait is 45 min then check ya blood before startin to drive mine ws brill at Chester told me I'd passed there do just got do this test for em
    Now
     
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  6. denbo

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    Have my echo cardigram mon then the consultant can fax results to DVLA so licence bk soon I hope
     
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  7. Togolese

    Togolese Type 2 · Active Member

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    I have to have ECG on Friday just found out I have an irregular heartbeat so applying for mine is on hold till I find out more all these things come to try us?


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  8. denbo

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    Well ad a echo stress test done on the 7th April the consultant faxed results through the Nxt day as there's no change from
    Last time I as the procedure done rang DVLA the week after nothing cum through yet was their answer last time I ad it dun I got my licence bk the week after so now it's bank hol and so it looks like waitin that bit longer as they will say there's a back log well I say work on a Saturday then get it down grrr ready to get bk to my job but these folk keep holdin things up
     
  9. Togolese

    Togolese Type 2 · Active Member

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    That's good news bet it's really frustrating waiting at least you are nearly there !


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  10. denbo

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    Yes hopefully thank you
     
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  11. denbo

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    Well just rang the DVLA they av my results now from my stress echo cardigram got to b scanned on the system and checked by medical team took two weeks 18mths ah this time it's fell on a bank hol so I bet got wait another week for em do all this so fed up as I need to get bk into work asap if I don't hear soon I will b emailing mr Morley agen I think shake things up
     
  12. Togolese

    Togolese Type 2 · Active Member

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    I don't think they realise these things effect people !


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  13. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    No I don't either they certainly don't rush things need more staff I wud say it's disgustin
     
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  14. Dougal

    Dougal Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Apparently more than 1 reading under 3 and more than 4 under 3.6mmol in 3 months is seen as being hypo unaware. I am hypo aware, but tend to get easily distracted. I have since disciplined myself to treat any hypo feeling immediately. I would hate to kill someone because I thought that I was capable of driving for another 5 minutes without stopping.
     
  15. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Where is this info from as I've never read or heard anything about them ? Not saying they're incorrect just wondered if they were new guidelines or if it's just something your doc adheres to.


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  16. Dougal

    Dougal Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My diabetes team have been keeping a database of results that they have sent to the DVLA for at least the past 17 years. The database does not include any personal info, the data entered is of the kind of licence applied for, BG results sent (for example 70% between 4 and 9mmol, number of instances of below 3mmol readings, below 3.6mmol readings), length of time taken for DVLA to respond notifying the applicant of next steps, notifying the decision etc. I spoke to my DSN about 6 months before I applied, she literally said hang on a minute checked the database and said "As a bare minimum, you will need 3 months' BG results, preferably a minimum of 6 tests at various times of the day and if you can respond to your hypos faster than you normally do, we are confident that your licence will be renewed".

    According to the statistics obtained from this database, the numbers I have quoted are the limits that the DVLA appeared to have settled on over a period of time to decline driving licences for the reason of hypo unawareness, from the applicants who's data has been processed by my hospital anyway.. This is good enough for me. My licence was renewed within a month.

    When I telephoned the DVLA a few minutes ago to ask, the medical advisor I spoke to coughed and spluttered and asked me who from the DVLA had issued me with those numbers. I said no-one, just that they seemed reasonable numbers to me . . . we had a 20 minute discussion about would I personally want someone who had suffered BGs under 3mmol several times over the last week to drive me anywhere? My answer was no. Common sense, I guess.
     
  17. denbo

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    Well rang yet agen the DVLA yesterday yes it's goin to.b scanned after Avin me results bk ov me stress echo cardigram well hurry up bout it I thought seems like ages since I filled forms in oct for the renewal
     
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    Rang the DVLA agen today my hgv licence will b with me in 5workin days thank The Lord
     
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  19. Dougal

    Dougal Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  20. denbo

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    Thanks Dougal such a relief can get bk to normality now
     
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