It's the dreaded filling-out-the-renewal-form time. I have heard how draconian the DVLA can be, and although I understand that they have a duty to remove unsafe drivers from the road I don't agree with some aspects of how they do it, for example not having an appeals process for drivers who lose their license on medical grounds. Anyway, it's time to fill in the form. I've not seen my GP about my diabetes for a long time, as I've been under the care of the hospital but I only go there every six months, last time was July, and not due to be seen til the end of Feb. I'd rather my GP is the one they contact as I see a different consultant at the hospital every time. I have heard that if you've not been seen recently by a medical professional they send you for a medical with one of their own doctors? So I am thinking, am I best to go and see my GP just to update him on my condition (it's fine, HBa1c is fine, few hypos, they are always mild, no further eye problems) so that I've seen him recently and wait to submit my form until after this? . I have until the license expires (April) to submit but want to get it done before that. I know they will send me for a field test as I've had laser in both eyes but AFAIK I still have a full binocular field so am not expecting too much trouble from that. The DVLA strike the fear of god into me particularly as I'd lose the job I loved if I lost my license!