Older Drivers

Frequently Asked Questions

9. If I have diabetes, could that affect my driving?

Diabetes can make a person’s blood sugar levels too high or too low. That can make him or her feel sleepy, dizzy, or confused. It a can also damage vision and lead to a loss of sensation in hands or feet. It can also cause a loss of consciousness or a seizure. A driver rehabilitation specialist can help you identify how diabetes affects your driving. People with diabetes-related complications should consult their healthcare team for guidance on driving.

Watch "Driving with Diabetes" to see how the side effects of diabetes can complicate driving.