DVLA Diabetic Drivers Guidance

7 March 2019

I understand that the Driving Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA ) is currently in the process of amending the Assessing Fitness to Drive guidance on the use of new monitoring technologies for people who suffer from diabetes, which I fully support.

My Ministerial colleagues have reassured me that the updated guidance is intended for publication later this month. It is good news that the guidance will allow for the testing of interstitial fluid for driving licensing purposes for car or motorcycle drivers who have diabetes. On the other hand,goods vehicle and bus drivers must continue to monitor their blood glucose levels.