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Survey: Fitness to Drive & Driving with Diabetes - Tell us what you think of the annual assessment process to establish your health & wellbeing to operate a motor vehicle?

The Medical Standards For Licensing And Clinical Management Guidelines (released in March 2012) appear to have created confusion due to misinterpretation. It is the aim of the survey to provide information that will shape outcomes and influence change through education. All answers are anonymous. Please feel free to give as much or as little information as you would like.
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Q1. Have you declared to the Driving Licence Authority in your state or territory that you have type 1 diabetes?

If no, what is the reason?

The next question relates to Diabetes Australia's campaign to increase awareness around hypoglycaemia and driving. "Above 5 to drive" recommends performing a blood glucose level before driving and every two hours while driving to ensure your blood glucose level is above 5 mmol/L.

Q2. As a person with type 1 diabetes, do you regularly monitor your blood glucose before and every two hours, if it is a long drive?

If no, what is the reason?

Q3. The health professional who usually completes my fit to drive paperwork is:

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