Staying independent

Nobody wants an illness to get in the way of their daily life. This page looks at what you can do to stay in work, travel abroad, and keep driving.

Staying independent

Nobody wants an illness to get in the way of their daily life. This page looks at what you can do to stay in work, travel abroad, and keep driving.

Travelling

These pages are here to answer all of your questions about travelling abroad with diabetes, whether it’s what to pack, what you can take through security, and how you’ll be on the plane.

Before you go

If you’re going abroad, this page has advice on what to pack, getting the right insurance, and doing your research before you go.

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Airports and flights

This page looks at what to expect when flying with diabetes, and how to make sure you avoid medical issues such as foot problems while on board.

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Your destination

This page has some tips on staying well while you’re on holiday, and how to adapt to a different climate to the one you’re used to.

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Driving

Many people worry they can’t drive with diabetes. However, the law has recently changed on the subject, so it’s worth knowing what you need to tell the DVLA and what you can do to drive safely.

Can I drive?

Looks at when you need to tell the DVLA about your condition and when you may or may not be allowed to drive.

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Driving safely with diabetes

A quick guide to staying safe while driving, including what you can do to prepare and what to do if you have a hypo.

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Car insurance

Many people are worried they’ll be denied insurance or charged more because of diabetes. This page looks at your rights and how to get the best deal.

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Working

These pages offer guidance on applying for a job, getting support while you’re in work, and giving up work.

Can I work?

Looks at what the law says about working with diabetes, what you can and can’t be asked at an interview, and whether to tell your employer.

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Working with diabetes

Tips on how to adapt to work with diabetes and what support you’re entitled to from your employer.

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Giving up work

This page looks at what to think about if you’re considering giving up work, and how to deal with no longer working.

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