DVLA and diabetes monitoring technology

Thank you for contacting me about the Driving Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) guidance on the use of monitoring technologies for people living with diabetes.
 
I appreciate the concerns that constituents have raised, and understand that the DVLA is currently in the process of amending the Assessing Fitness to Drive guidance on the use of new monitoring technologies for people who suffer from diabetes.
 
My Ministerial colleagues have confirmed that the updated guidance is intended for publication in February. It is welcome news that the guidance will allow for the testing of interstitial fluid for driving licensing purposes for car or motorcycle drivers who have diabetes. Goods vehicle and bus drivers must continue to monitor their blood glucose levels. 
 
I hope that this is reassuring news.