Revised ‘Assessing Fitness to Drive’ guidelines 2016 released

For the past few years there has been great concern about the national guidelines being used to assess fitness to drive for people with diabetes.

Diabetes Australia and our state and territory member organisations have led the way on advocating changes to these guidelines on behalf of all people with diabetes to make sure they only address aspects directly affecting someone’s ability to drive.

We are very pleased to advise that, from 1 October 2016, revised and clearer guidelines will help Australians with diabetes and their healthcare teams decide if it is safe to drive.

New Guidelines for GPs to help them manage the type 2 diabetes epidemic

GPs are now better prepared to manage the enormous increase of type 2 diabetes in Australia after the release of the latest edition of the new “General practice management of type 2 diabetes 2016-2018” handbook.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), in conjunction with Diabetes Australia, have launched their revised guidelines designed to support GPs and help them to diagnose and manage diabetes more effectively.

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