Safe driving and the DVLA
- 31 March 2016
Hypoglycaemic episodes ("hypos") are when your blood glucose levels are too low, which can lead to confusion and affect your ability to drive. This can increase the risk of accidents, which bars some people from driving. Having diabetes does not mean that you have to give up driving, but it does mean that you need to plan in advance before you get behind the wheel. Complications associated with diabetes can affect your ability to drive, as well as your risk and awareness of hypos.