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Type 1 but no insulin (yet)

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by 85percent, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. 85percent

    85percent Type 1.5 · Active Member

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    Type 1 via positive GAD test.

    Do I need to inform DVLA if im NOT taking insulin (or anything)? Im seeing Diabetic nurse soon so it'll be decided then.
     
  2. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My understanding that you only need to tell them once you start taking drugs that put you at risk of hypos, so not yet.
     
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    Seacrow LADA · Well-Known Member

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    You need to inform the DVLA when you start taking insulin, but they'll take the information a little earlier if you're worried you'll forget. You should get an invite to an appointment at Specsavers for your diabetic driving eye test.

    It is theoretically possible to get a positive antibody test without having type one, but extremely unlikely.
     
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