Many people with diabetes drive. By law, it’s
your responsibility to tell the Driver Fitness and Monitoring Branch of Alberta Transportation that you have diabetes. They’ll ask you questions and decide if you need a driver medical report for your diabetes.
If you need a driver medical report, your healthcare provider will fill out a report on how well controlled your diabetes is. There may be a cost from your doctor to do this. If you have questions, please contact the
Driver Fitness and Monitoring Branch (http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/2567.htm).
You’ll know your diabetes isn’t well controlled if:
There can be some risks when you’re driving and you have diabetes. Talk to your healthcare provider about:
You must test your blood sugar
before you start to drive.
If your blood sugar goes low while you’re driving:
Check your blood sugar at least every 4 hours if you’re driving a long distance.
Always have your blood sugar meter, fast-acting sugar, and snacks in your car where you can reach them easily.
Current as of: October 21, 2020
Author: Primary Care and Chronic Disease Management, Alberta Health Services
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