This dog was interested to read that the DVLA have listened to angry cries from diabetic types and agreed to review the driving licence application form for people with diabetes. You might remember several stroppy ShootUp writers and readers writing to their MPs about the lack of clarity in planned new regulations about what was meant by a “severe hypo”. There was concern that such a woolly definition would lead to uncertainty about what hypos had to be declared to the DVLA and could put licences at risk.
Everyone’s second favourite diabetes charity Diabetes UK have been having a chat with the DVLA about this “As well as raising our concerns about what was meant by ‘severe’ hypoglycaemia, we provided guidance on how to improve the information given to people with diabetes and healthcare professionals about the driving licence application and renewal process.
The DVLA agreed to rewrite the forms to clarify how severe a hypo has to be before it needs to be declared, and set out a timetable for redrafting the guidance by the end of January. The DVLA also agreed to share monthly reports about how many people with diabetes are having their licences revoked.”
More detail: http://betes.co.uk/4y94f