DVLA and Flash Glucose Monitoring Systems
- 21 April 2019
The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) requires all drivers to monitor their glucose levels.
In February 2019, the DVLA updated their regulations to include Group 1 drivers to use Flash Glucose Monitoring systems for the purposes of driving. Drivers must not actively use a glucose monitoring system whilst driving a vehicle, instead you must pull over in a safe location before checking your device. Drivers using the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system must get a confirmatory finger prick glucose level in the following circumstances:
- If your glucose level is 4.0mmol/L or below.
- If you have symptoms of hypoglycaemia.
- If your glucose monitoring system gives a reading that is not consistent with your symptoms.
- If you are aware that you have become hypoglycaemic or have indication of impending hypoglycaemia.
- During times of rapidly changing glucose levels
Group 2 drivers must continue to use finger prick testing for the purposes of driving. Flash Glucose Monitoring systems are not legally permitted for the purposes of Group 2 driving.