If you are a group 2 driver (bus/lorry) and are insulin treated, there are DVLA guidelines that apply to you. GlucoMen LX 2 can help you meet these.
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 here
General advice about driving and diabetes can be found at the Diabetes UK website