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I have pre diabetes will I have to notify dvla

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by Dazzy1, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Dazzy1

    Dazzy1 Prediabetes · Member

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    I have pre diabetes will I have to notify dvla
    Thank you
     
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    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe so.

    I believe only those diabetics on insulin or other drugs that increase insulin production by the pancreas have to do so, the reason being that they are at risk of suffering hypoglycemia, i. E. Low blood sure that would make them potentially a danger on the road.

    As pre-diabetics should not be on such medication and are not at risk of hypos, it does not make sense for them to have to notify the DVLA.

    But I am not the UK and I am basing my response on what I have been reading on this forum. Perhaps a UK member can confirm this.
     
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  3. Dazzy1

    Dazzy1 Prediabetes · Member

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    I thought that myself but they did start me on metformin .
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    No. There is no need whatsoever to tell the DVLA. Only diabetics on certain drugs (not Metformin)
     
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  5. Dazzy1

    Dazzy1 Prediabetes · Member

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    That's good news. Thank you very much
     
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  6. pavlosn

    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Metformin does not induce additional insulin production. It works by limiting glucose production by the liver and improving the body's ability to utilize existing insulin, consequently it has a very low risk of causing hypos. Hence my belief that you are under no obligation to declare if that is the only medication you are on and as a pre diabetic you would be extremely unlikely to be prescribed other diabetes medication or insulin
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I’m Type 2 on Metformin and I checked, I didn’t have to. So no medication and just prediabetic definitely won’t need to. I did have to tell my insurer though, but no rise in premium was applied, not sure if a prediabetic should inform them too.
     
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  8. BrianTheElder

    BrianTheElder Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't have thought so for prediabetics, or 50% of the population would be involved,
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I'm not even sure pre-diabetes is a disease. It is a warning there is a risk of diabetes, not a disease in itself.
     
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    copepod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can I suggest that you look at DVLA website and see if pre-diabetes is mentioned in current pages? Rather than asking willing, but perhaps misinformed, people.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I was informed, by looking at the DVLA website, maybe I didn’t make myself clear in my post. Here’s the link to the document I read so that the OP can read it for themselves:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploa...ed-by-non-insulin-medication-diet-or-both.pdf
     
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    Dazzy1 Prediabetes · Member

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    Thank you
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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