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HGV licence and blood meters...

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by FarmerSam1996, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. FarmerSam1996

    FarmerSam1996 · Member

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    Hi all, I’m a type 1 lorry driver and I’ve finally received my licence back after a 10 month wait... my question is... because I have to have 3 months worth of glucose readings on my meter if it were to break would they still be able to download the data? I have a spare meter but it’s been made clear to me if they don’t see 3 months worth everytime they check they won’t sign my forms. The law and the dvla is so grey and confusing in this area. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks In advance
     
  2. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    I don't know the answer to your question but many meters allow you to upload/backup your data to a computer and/or the cloud. Maybe see what's available for your meter and consider changing to one with more features if yours doesn't allow remote backup.
     
  3. searley

    searley Type 1 · Moderator
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    Probably not my consultant only visually checks the meter he has no equipment

    I take great care of my meter in the lead upto my appointment

    Once your license expires you can continue to drive on the expired license for 12 months so long as your renewal paperwork is received

    Keep a spare meter.... of the same type do 2 tests on it a day.. morning and bed time.

    This way you have a meter with the bare minimum legally.. you can then start using it if needed you can also delay the consultant appointment if needed to get a few extra readings on the meter

    But just be careful with it
     
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