WHERE TO RENEW YOUR DRIVING LICENSE IN VALENCIA IF YOU ARE DIABETIC?

WHERE TO RENEW YOUR DRIVING LICENSE IN VALENCIA IF YOU ARE DIABETIC?

If you need to renew your driving license and you are diabetic, at our Cermeval medical examination center in Valencia, you can carry out this procedure quickly and comfortably.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO RENEW YOUR CARD IF YOU HAVE DIABETES

The renewal of the driving license of a diabetic person takes place in the same way as that of a person who is not, with the exception that the diabetic patient must provide the recognition center with a report from his or her endocrinologist certifying that the pathology is perfectly controlled. Keep reading and check what requirements you must meet to be able to renew your license without problems.

WHY DO DIABETICS HAVE TO PROVIDE A MEDICAL REPORT TO RENEW THEIR DRIVING LICENSE?

The need for a report from an endocrine specialist lies in the fact that, for the General Directorate of Traffic to accept the renewal of a diabetic patient’s driving license, it must be duly proven that the disease is controlled. That is, the patient must not have suffered severe periods of hypoglycemia in the last year, nor must any diseases associated with diabetes have appeared: retinopathies, neuropathies, vascular diseases… However, if associated diseases appear, do not worry, it does not mean that I can’t drive.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD A PERSON WITH DIABETES RENEW THEIR DRIVING LICENSE?

Although the normal renewal periods in healthy individuals are 10 years until reaching the age of 65 and 5 years from this age, in people who suffer from diabetes we find different periods depending on the degree of their disease and depending on the type. permit to renew. Generally, a person with diabetes must renew their driving license every 5 years according to the 2010 European directive. For exceptional cases, in which the diabetic patient is a professional driver, the periods range between one and three years. One year for insulin-dependent professional drivers, and three years for driving professionals treated only with oral antidiabetics. In any case, these periods may vary depending on the physician’s criteria, since if the endocrinologist interprets that the disease is not sufficiently controlled to propose a renewal period in accordance with what is established by law, he may reduce it as much as he deems appropriate.

WHY IS THE DRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWAL PERIOD FOR DIABETIC PEOPLE IS SHORTER?

So that the diabetic patient can drive as safely as possible without putting his or her life and that of other drivers at risk. As you well know, one of the main symptoms of diabetes is hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia while driving is very dangerous as it can cause episodes of loss of consciousness. Therefore, the endocrinologist must regularly prove that these episodes do not occur and that the disease is perfectly controlled. In addition to hypoglycemia, diabetes results in another series of sequelae that are reproduced in different parts of the body. Both hearing and vision can be affected during a blood sugar spike. The blood capillaries that supply these organs can be affected and therefore we can lose vision and/or hearing. Another of the organic effects derived from diabetes is the loss of sensitivity and neurological alterations. Increased blood sugar can interfere with the proper functioning of the nerves. This can lead to problems when using the car pedals due to loss of sensitivity or failures in movement.

HOW OFTEN ARE DIFFERENT DRIVING AND BOAT LICENSES RENEWED DEPENDING ON AGE FOR DIABETIC PEOPLE?

As we have seen, the renewal periods for diabetic driving licenses range between 5 and 1 years depending on the type of driver and diabetes. We have also seen that these periods can change depending on medical criteria. On the other hand, regarding the renewal of the employer’s permit for diabetics, it must be carried out every four years. Likewise, this period may be altered depending on the specialist’s evaluation. It is important to remember that regarding the renewal of the skipper’s permit, what must be renewed are the cards that accredit it since the skipper’s title has no expiration date.

DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES

The main dietary recommendation that should be given to a diabetic is to follow a healthy, varied and balanced diet. This means that a distribution of nutrients must be made of 50-60% carbohydrates, 20/30% proteins and 15/30% fats. Generally, a diabetic adult should consume about 35 Kcal/kg/day, that is, approximately 2500 calories per day. Some of the dietary issues to take into account for a diabetic is that they must watch their fat consumption more than a person who does not suffer from the disease. This is because fats can decrease the number of cellular insulin receptors, so this hormone would lose effectiveness. Carbohydrates, which for a long time have been almost prohibited for diabetics, should be consumed as in the rest of the population. Of course, the intake of slowly absorbed sugars is recommended to avoid causing blood sugar spikes.

You can consume whole grain breads, pastas and legumes, among others. Sugary soft drinks and industrial pastries should be avoided. Regarding dietary fiber, diabetic patients should consume up to 35 g/day. Five grams more than non-diabetic people. Fruits, vegetables and greens are an excellent source of dietary fiber. It is important to consume at least 1.5 liters of water a day and, as you already know, the consumption of alcohol and sugary drinks (industrial juices, soft drinks, etc.) is not recommended.

WHAT IS THE PRICE TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE IF YOU ARE DIABETIC?

Diabetic drivers must face the same fees to renew their license as those who do not suffer from this disease. These fees are around €25, to which must be added the fees of the medical center where the driver’s suitability to renew the permit is accredited. This fact can lead to picaresque, that is, to considering not recognizing the disease during recognition in order to obtain a longer renewal period. At Cermeval we urge you not to do so as you may endanger your life and that of other drivers. Furthermore, concealing this condition during the medical examination constitutes a crime and in the event of an accident exonerates the insurance company from facing any compensation. Therefore, we recommend that you attend your renewal on time and we remind you that at Cermeval we work with very competitive prices that are cheaper than you imagine. Finally, we remind you that at Cermeval we will be happy to assist you, remember we are in Valencia next to the Provincial Traffic Headquarters, open from Monday to Saturday.


 

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