According to recent reports, those drivers with diabetes are no more likely to have a car accident than those without.
A new study contradicts government protocol that diabetics pose greater road risks due to the possibility of complications, including fainting.
Although the Driving Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) apparently refused to comment, leading UK diabetes charity Diabetes UK have made it clear that driving restrictions for diabetics might be unfair.
The study, conducted by researchers at Plymouth Peninsula Medical School found that diabetics on insulin actually had a lower rate of traffic collisions than those without the condition.
Dr. Lonne, the lead researcher, reportedly commented: “Of course it is still essential to have individual risk based assessment for people with diabetes, insulin treated or not, to make sure that their driving experience remains safe and hazard-free.”

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