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Diabet Med. 1999 Apr;16(4):282-90.

Diabetes and driving: towards equitable, evidence-based decision-making.

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  • 1Department of Diabetes and Vascular Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, UK.

Abstract

In January 1998, the British government introduced new restrictions on licensing of people with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to drive. These restrictions were based on the second EU driver licensing directive (91/4389) and looked to be costing insulin-treated diabetic individuals their entitlement to drive light goods and small passenger-carrying vehicles. In response to concerns expressed by the diabetes community in Britain, the British Diabetic Association commissioned a report examining and interpreting the available evidence of accident risk in insulin-treated diabetic patients, particularly that related to unexpected hypoglycaemia. The following article is drawn from that report.

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