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HGV Medical

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by KinkingPump, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. KinkingPump

    KinkingPump · Member

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    Hello,

    How strict are they with diabetes control? My consultant is more than happy to sign me off as safe, and I have the three months of readings... But how "in control" do you have to be, i.e. how strict are they when looking at the three months of readings? Do they just want to see monitoring and correct responding to readings, or are they looking for someone who's sugars are always 7? :)
     
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    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    hi im on my second hgv driving medical t was ya own consultant last yr that they belved this yr ts a ndependant one ov the dvla i av to go on 18th dec to sutton coalfld its a joke really as ve got a good report from my consultant but ts wha they av bought n apparently the dvla didnt send me my forms until sept wanted renewn in oct and the paper work to carry on driving the dvla send you isnt worth the paper ts writtin on as frms will not except this ad been on a firm i worked b4 they wud ov suspended me so no job untl i can get mne bk ve rang the dvla but no ones interested and i told them when mne wants renewin agen ll b ringing them 2/3 mths proir
     
  3. broncofx

    broncofx Type 2 · Member

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    i got in touch with dvla regarding my hgv and they said as only being t2 they were not interested as doctor keeps passing me only if i go to t1 will i lose my hgv license
     
  4. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I think you have crossed wires there, I had to inform DVLA that I was on gliclizide and Victoza and it was on file BUT when I had to go on to insulin I had my HGV revoked and will have to go through a lot of medicals and form filling to get it back and then it's not guaranteed


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  5. broncofx

    broncofx Type 2 · Member

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    sorry i'm not on those drugs metformin and several others but they told me as i'm type 2 they were not interested and only if i become t1 on insulin that i would lose my license this was straight from DVLA
     
  6. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I'm t2 on insulin and if your on drugs that can cause hypo then you have to declare them by law. If your on metformin then you don't need to declare it to DVLA it doesn't work by type of diabetes but by medication. And if you manage to keep HGV you also have to declare it to employers insurance company. Other wise you won't be insured to drive


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  7. broncofx

    broncofx Type 2 · Member

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    yes my employers are aware that im on metformin and have been since starting with them so unless i start to have hypo's i should keep my liscense
     
  8. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Yes you should keep it providing A you don't go on to insulin and B you test your blood as required by DVLA I think that is 45 mins before you start driving and every 2 hours whilst driving. But not sure about just being on metformin


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  9. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    I am T1 and on insulin and still have LGV livense. Have to renew it every 12 months and you need to attend medical with DVLA appointed doc. Bit of a pain but can be done.


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  10. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Did you have licence revoked first though?


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  11. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    I was able to drive cars but not LGV until paperwork/medical sorted. It is a long process. I had to have medical with my own consultant and fill out paperwork but I still had to have another medical with DVLA appointed specialist because they don't consider your own consultant "independant". The nearest DVLA doc to me was well over an hours drive away. Hopefully, should be easier next time around. The medical wasn't easy either, I was questioned a lot on all DVLA guidelines regarding insulin/testing etc and he went through every single reading on my BG monitor for the last 3 months. Make sure you are aware of all DVLA rules prior to medical.
     
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  12. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I never even had that chance I filled in all the paperwork sent it off, in September and got the reply that my lgv had been revoked as of 05/12/13


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  13. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Did they say why ? Don't give up. Lots of hoops to jump through but if you give up, they win. Chase them up or fill out paperwork again ?


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  14. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    It's more down to hypo awareness I think, the trouble is due to me being on the sick for over a year now and new laws coming in this year I can't afford to even try to get it back


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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Have you lost awareness hypo awareness then ? Sorry to hear that.


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  16. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I never really had hypo awareness, most times I am in hypo when I realise what's happening and my partner notices it first as well as my mood changes and my eyes go funny(what she means by funny I'm not sure)


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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    May or may not help but if you run your BG levels higher than normal for a
    Couple of weeks your hypo awareness can return ?


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  18. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I have read that here in other places as well, when I had my hb1ac done last month even though it was lower than before it's still quite high at 8.3.


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    angieG Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    Sorry to hear you have lost your licence entitlement due to your hypo unawareness.
    Have you tried other insulins? I seem to recall reading somewhere that the old insulins were better for folks having trouble with hypo awareness. I think you can get advice about this sort of thing from IDDT.
    Hope you get it sorted.
    Angie
     
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  20. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    No I'm on high doses of novomix 30, I won't talk to my gp or dn about it as they are useless I got an appointment with the diabetes clinic soon so I will tAlk to them about it.


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