Diabetic - Chance Of Regaining C1e?

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  1. Judge Mental

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    I may be coming off insulin as blood sugars are so well controlled and hardly on any insulin at all. I was wondering if anyone had an idea as to whether I could get my C1E entitlement back which i lost when I started insulin...

    I will ring the DVLA tomorrow (wish me luck as I will need it talking to those clowns!:)) but was just wondering if i'm barking up he wrong tree..We live in hope.

    tried to put this on diabetics group but seem to have lost access....
     
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    Good luck with your phone call tomorrow. I hope it's positive news.
     
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    Fingers crossed for you, Eddie
     
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    Thanks, that makes sense....Its early days!

    Hey! what a bunch of sweeties:)

    its not that I want to get an RV or anything:LOL: would just like to get out from under the yoke of injections and driving restrictions...

    Hmm........fulltiming:D
     
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    I'm sure the regulations changed a year or so ago and they are now a little more favourable towards the person wishing to recover their licence entitlement. you could stand a reasonable chance although I agree with Robert about your needing to show a few months of good results.

    Good luck.
     
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    sheree recently got her PSV back after attending a hospital with her three months of readings.
    It all took a while but as she's Sussed what she's doing and can prove it. It's a simple process.
    Good luck


    Cheers. Nige
     
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    Hope it is good news. Sounds like you are doing everything right.

    Not diabetic but I needed to inject on a daily basis sometimes - I voluntarily suspended for 3 months whilst I did all the blood test readings to prove I had it right. Had it not been correct I may have lost my licence for good as being unfit to drive. I have regular check-ups and tend not to drive when I need to do the jabs as it means I am not well (and I feel bl***y awful then anyway). GP and hospital are happy with this. DVLA are not interested in conditions that are not reportable unless you have been advised not to drive by a medical professional- or so they wrote to me.
     
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    Hopefully Good News(y)
     
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    well I called DVLA and as I suspected about as pointless as talking to a wall. some robot reading of a script..programmed to repeat with no deviation.

    I simply wanted to know a general "what if". but they cant handle such inquires.......where do they get these staff!lol

    when you come of insulin we will send a form..when you come of insulin we will send a form..when you come of insulin we will send a form..when you come of insulin we will send a form

    Get the picture?:D
     
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    i hate talking to minimum wage robots quite often i have the web page that they are reading in front of me and start reading it a little faster than them that really confuses them then i ask to speak to a supervisor
     
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    Think I've got it. They're going to send you four forms? Shouldn't joke really, they probably will and lose all of them when you send them back.;)
    Best of luck with your condition and even better luck with DVLA.(y)
     
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    Just tell them you want / need the form as you have come off insulin. No discussion.
     
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    Brill .....just did that..forms on the way:)

    at least know I know the answer as have two choices: I can either go for the car license (restricted to 3500 I guess as now). Or if I want the C1E I have to meet the higher medical requirements.:(

    So as I feared I dont automatically regain te C1E

    It would be nice to just get a normal license back and not worry every 3 years......More then happy to stay at 3500kg

    anyone know what the higher medical requirements are?
     
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