Driving and travel
Driving and diabetes
If you have diabetes, you can hold a driver’s licence or learner permit if your diabetes is well managed. The main concern for licensing authorities is the possibility of hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose) while driving. Diabetes-related complications like eye problems are also of a concern as it affects your ability to drive safely.
Travel and diabetes
Diabetes need not stop you from having a trip that’s memorable and hassle-free. Careful planning before travelling is very important when you have diabetes.
Visiting or moving to Australia
If you have diabetes and plan on moving to or visiting Australia, health services support will depend on your home country. Before travelling to Australia ask your doctor for a medical summary of your diabetes management and care plan. This letter will give your new health professionals in Australia a history of your diabetes management.