Diabetes and Driving Safety
Professor Ken Shaw


Welcome to our Diabetes and Driving Safety course. This interactive activity helps you to keep up-to-date with the latest DVLA/RSA guidance regarding both type 1 and 2 diabetes and driving as part of your continued professional development. It includes a video from Professor Ken Shaw, an advisor to the DVLA medical panel for diabetes, who discusses the impact of hypoglycaemia on driving and the rules regarding driving with diabetes, as well as interactive questions to test your knowledge.

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After completing this course, you will be:

  • Aware of the symptoms of hypoglycaemia and the impact these can have on your patients
  • Understand the revised DVLA/RSA regulations for both Group 1 and Group 2 license holders
  • Appreciate the importance of regular blood glucose monitoring, especially when driving
  • Understand the options available when selecting an appropriate blood glucose monitoring device


  • Video: Part 1: Introduction and Hypoglycaemia, Professor Ken Shaw (Duration: 11:59)
  • Video: Part 2: Driving Standards, Professor Ken Shaw (Duration: 11:11)
  • Video: Part 3: Importance of Testing, Professor Ken Shaw (Duration: 9:28)
  • PDF: Learning Overview
  • MCQ: Driving and Diabetes Safety MCQs, Professor Ken Shaw

Certificate & Learning Log

You have previously completed this course. You can review all the content as many times as needed, but you cannot re-scrore the MCQ questions again.

Completion of this activity appears in your online Learning Log, which you can find in the My Account area of the website.

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