Diabetes and Driving

It is a privilege to drive a motor vehicle and with it comes major personal and legal responsibilities and liabilities. The National Diabetes Services Scheme 'Diabetes and Driving' provides advice on the extra precautions needed to be taken to help maximise road safety.


The NDSS 'Diabetes and Driving' booklet is available for download.

The NDSS 'Diabetes and Driving Recent Hypo Flyer' is available for download.

The National Transport Commission also have information available regarding assessing fitness to drive on the Austroads website.



Older people

With increasing age, the number of people with diabetes also increases. Approximately 50% of all Australians with diabetes are aged 65 years or older.


Resources specifically to assist in the management of diabetes in older people are available.  Information for older people with diabetes  for health professionals and people living with diabetes. 


Pregnancy and diabetes

The NDSS Diabetes in Pregnancy National Development Programme has developed resources to help provide information for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who are planning a pregnancy now or in the future, including a website dedicated to pregnancy and diabetes information and babybooklets providing comprehensive information on planning and managing pregnancy. Separate booklets are available for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.


Hard copies of the booklets can be ordered by calling the NDSS Infoline on 1800 637 700.