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T2 diabetes, Metformin, Insurance & the DVLA

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by Shep1001, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Wellie

    Wellie Type 2 · Newbie

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    Just been diagnosed type 2. I also take Warfarin for AF plus other medicines.
    Do I tell the DVLA, I am a professional driver ? And my car insurance
     
  2. TrevorFisher

    TrevorFisher Type 2 · Member

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    I'm pretty sure it's only once you take insulin that insurance & Dvla need to get involved.
     
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  3. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Being a T2 is not a notifiable condition unless you are given insulin. However, having AF (arrythmia) might be, have you checked?
    https://www.gov.uk/health-conditions-and-driving
     
  4. carpcatcher

    carpcatcher Type 2 · Member

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    as an hgv driver t2 on metformin dvla require you inform them they send a letter back after getting intouch with your doc the letter is just an info paper on what to look out for as for insurance i phoned mine and they told me unless the doctor says no driving then they dont need to be informed as luck would have it ive since reversed my t2 come off the metformin and on diet only just waiting for another hb1ac test in 3 months time see what results come back then inform dvla again happy days
     
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  5. Wellie

    Wellie Type 2 · Newbie

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    Thanks for everyone's in put
     
  6. AllanE

    AllanE · Member

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    I'm T2 and just gone through this process.

    You do not need to tell DVLA unless you are taking insulin
    Car Insurance said they didn't need to be told. Again...unless you're on insulin - this could vary between insurance companies
     
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  7. amgrundy

    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Was told I didn't need to inform anybody as controlled with diet and metformin.
     
  8. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That is correct as soon as I went on Insulin I informed the DVLA who sent me for an eye examination and then gave me a three year driving licence
     
  9. kesun

    kesun Other · Well-Known Member

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    Just to summarise the DVLA rules, there is a distinction between Group 1 (car) and Group 2 (HGV) drivers:
    Diabetic on insulin: must inform DVLA whether car or HGV driver;
    Diabetic who has ever experienced a hypo: must inform DVLA whether car or HGV driver;
    Diabetic on any other medication: must tell DVLA if HGV but not if car driver who has never experienced a hypo;
    Diabetic controlled by diet alone: no need to tell.

    Kate
     
  10. hognose

    hognose Other · Well-Known Member

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    gliclazide needs testing before driving too ??dvlc ??
     
  11. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was told the DVLA only need to know if you areon insulin, I wa son tablets and diet for 4 years and never told them but as soon as went on Insulin informed them and thye put me on a three years licence.
     
  12. hognose

    hognose Other · Well-Known Member

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    thats same with me, now on a 3 year lic .off insulin now tho,had no insure price rise either.
    doc said test the same as when i was on insulin re test before an every 2hours whilst driving and taking gliclazide
     
    #32 hognose, Mar 11, 2016 at 7:08 AM
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