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MMW Fortschr Med. 2004 Sep 9;146(37):47-50.

[Diabetes mellitus--fitness to drive private and commercial vehicles].

[Article in German]

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Kreisgesundheitsamt Fulda.


For diabetic drivers of private or commercial vehicles and with impaired driving fitness, it is particularly important to avoid accidents. They must be aware of and know how to avoid potential diabetes-related driving problems. This especially applies to hypoglycemia awareness training, recognition of their hypoglycemic symptoms and intensive self-monitoring of blood glucose levels. There are new EU guidelines for driver's licenses. To determine the suitability of a diabetic person for road traffic, a medical evaluation is necessary. Insulin-treated diabetics should receive and observe the "Advice for Motorists under Insulin Treatment."

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