New CDEP topic launched: Driving and Diabetes
Most people living with diabetes may hold a driving license. However, they need to be aware of how their diabetes could potentially negatively impact on their ability to drive.
The main factors that can impact on a person with diabetes' ability to drive are:
- the increased risk of hypoglycaemia (blood glucose levels below 4mmol/l) due to some diabetes treatments (insulin and sulphonylureas) and
- the presence of diabetes-related complications such as eye disease (retinopathy) or nerve damage (neuropathy).
For a brief introduction to Driving with Diabetes, you may like to watch this 1-minute video from Diabetes UK...