DVLA Requirements and GlucoMen LX PLUS

GlucoMen LX PLUS boasts a large 400 test memory, to help group 2 drivers comply with DVLA requirements. Read on to find out more about the DVLA requirements for Group 2 Drivers…

 

Insulin Treated Group 2 Drivers (Lorries and Buses)

If you are insulin treated then you need to satisfy the following blood glucose monitoring criteria to hold a group 2 licence:

  • Regularly monitors blood glucose at least twice daily and at times relevant to driving, (no more than 2 hours before the start of the first journey and every 2 hours while driving), using a glucose meter with a memory function to measure and record blood glucose levels. More frequent testing may be required if for any reason there is a greater risk of hypoglycaemia for example after physical activity or altered meal routine
  • At the annual examination by an independent Consultant Diabetologist, 3 months of blood glucose readings must be available
  • Advised to use a modern blood glucose meter which has a memory chip

The following criteria also need to be satisfied:

  • No episode of hypoglycaemia requiring the assistance of another person has occurred in the preceding 12 months
  • Has full awareness of hypoglycaemia
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of the risks of hypoglycaemia

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

 

Full guidelines and further advice can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/current-medical-guidelines-dvla-guidance-for-professionals-conditions-d-to-f#diabetes—insulin-treated

General advice about driving and diabetes can be found at the Diabetes UK website:

http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Living_with_diabetes/Driving/

 

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