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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.
To see this information online and learn more, visit MyHealth.Alberta.ca/health/pages/conditions.aspx?Hwid=custom.ab_diabetes_driving_inst.
For 24/7 nurse advice and general health information call Health Link at 811.
Current as of: October 21, 2020
Author: Primary Care and Chronic Disease Management, Alberta Health Services
Care instructions may be adapted by your healthcare provider. If you have questions about a medical condition or this instruction, talk with your doctor or appropriate healthcare provider.