Diabetic drivers who use insulin can be fined up to £1000 if they fail to tell ...

Whether you have a car, motorbike, bus, coach or lorry licence, if your diabetes is treated by insulin they must tell the DVLA (or DVA in Northern Ireland). 

Failing to do so will result in a £1,000 fine, and if you become involved in an accident you may even be prosecuted. 

The measures have been put in place to ensure drivers’ safety on the roads. 

But what happens once you inform DVLA of your condition? 

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Whether you have a car, motorbike, bus, coach or lorry licence, if your diabetes is treated by insulin they must tell the DVLA

Car or motorbike licence

If you have a car or motorbike licence, you fall under the Group 1 driver category, and your licence will be renewed every one, two or three years. 

Any changes to your condition or treatment between each licence renewal should be reported. 

Drivers who are under medical supervision by a doctor and are only using insulin for a temporary period (less than three months) do not need to notify DVLA. 

The same applies for women with gestational diabetes less than three months after delivery. 

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