DVLA and Flash Glucose Monitoring Systems

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.