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April 3, 2002

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Question from Ontario, Canada:

Can people with type 1 diabetes get a driver's license?

Answer:

Absolutely, but the diabetes usually needs to be declared on the driver’s license application.

LSF

[Editor’s comment: As published on the Canadian Diabetes Association website:
Most provinces and territories require that a licensed driver immediately report any medical condition that may affect one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. Diabetes is one of those conditions.
SS]