Temporary insulin treatment

For example, gestational diabetes, post-myocardial infarction, participants in oral/inhaled insulin trials.

Group 1 entitlement ODL – car, motorcycle

Provided they are under medical supervision and have not been advised by their doctor that they are at risk of disabling hypoglycaemia, need not notify DVLA. If experiencing disabling hypoglycaemia, DVLA should be notified.

Notify DVLA if treatment continues for more than three months or for more than three months after delivery for gestational diabetes.

Group 2 entitlement vocational – lorries, buses

From 15 November 2011, may apply for any Group 2 licence. Must satisfy the following criteria:

  • No episode of hypoglycaemia requiring the assistance of another person has occurred in the preceding 12 months
  • Has full awareness of hypoglycaemia
  • Regularly monitors blood glucose at least twice daily and at times relevant to driving using a glucose meter with a memory function to measure and record blood glucose levels. At the annual examination by an independent consultant diabetologist, three months of blood glucose readings must be available
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of the risks of hypoglycaemia

There are no other debarring complications of diabetes such as a visual field defect.