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Informing the DVLA

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by Puum, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. Puum

    Puum Type 2 · Newbie

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    Do I need to inform the DVLA of a medical condition if my doctor says I am perfectly ok to drive? The DVLA guidance isn’t clear if I need to inform them or not.
     
  2. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It depends on what diabetic medication you are taking as to whether they need to be informed, if you are taking insulin or other medications that actually lower your blood glucose level you need to tell them (and fill in a hefty form) - metformin does not do that so is fine.
     
  3. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, we can guess that you mean diabetes? Either way, there are certain medical conditions whereby you do have to tell them and others where it all depends (eg, the type of medication you may be on). You'd be better off going onto the govt official website, that should tell you. It's important because if you fail to do it (regardless of what the Dr says about you being safe) you will effectively be driving without a licence (or insurance). Drs are NOT the law and can only provide information/opinion on your driving should it be required by DVLA or when they think a person is driving whilst not safe, etc. x
     
  4. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Puum and welcom to the Forum. Just to add to the wise advice above, I would suggest that if you end up having to fill in a hefty form, I would reccommend taking photocopies of everything and keeping details of clinic appointments etc. Over many years, even now, I have found this invaluable. It also makes it easier when filling in the form again in one or three years time. Good luck!
     
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