A driver may have to inform the DVLA if they develop diabetes, depending on the way their condition is treated and the type of licence held.
If the diabetes is treated with insulin the driver will be issued with a driving licence for one, two or three years, depending on the severity of the condition.
The DVLA does not require notification if the diabetes is managed by tablets/non-insulin-based medicine or diet, unless an episode of hypoglycaemia has been experienced within the last 12 months.
In the case of gestational diabetes that's treated with temporary prescriptions to inject insulin, you only need to inform the DVLA if the usage continues in excess of three months.
You keep the DVLA up to speed on your condition and as long as you keep Chartwell informed of any changes your insurance will continue, benefits, extras and all, with no fuss, whether you suffer type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Chartwell's Freedom range of diabetic motor policies offer sensible, highly competitive insurance rates.
What's more, you won't be asked personal and irrelevant questions about your condition, because our experienced team concentrate on providing a caring, specialist service concentrating on tailor-made cover that fits your needs.
You simply don't get this level of service with most mainstream insurers, where you may find yourself faced with an adviser who doesn't know the first thing about diabetes.
At Chartwell we offer the perfect balance. As part of the Adrian Flux insurance group, and with our experience and knowledge, we offer more than 200 insurance schemes offering competitive quotes for almost any car in almost any situation.
We know that your car is vital to your lifestyle and that you will take great care in your driving and vehicle maintenance and we offer exceptionally competitive premiums, to reflect your lower risk.
Call us now on 0800 089 0146 for a personal no-risk quote, or click the button below to you may be surprised at how much you could save.
Diabetic driver insurance cover is tailor-made and can provide the following features:
To find out more, give our trained underwriting team a ring to talk you through your options and find a quote with minimum fuss.
Simply click the button to arrange a free call-back at a convenient time, or call us now on 0800 089 0146 for a bespoke insurance quote.
If you suffer from the medical condition you can find support from the charity Diabetes UK.