Oh the irony!

eggyg

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Type 3c
Received my renewal a few weeks ago, eventually got round to sorting it. Decided I’d do it online. Seemed simple enough until it said I needed to verify my ID. Tried to create an account, it said I had one. Couldn’t find password or remember who I’d verified my ID with. By this stage I felt tired, hungry and my eyes started to blur! Yup! I was hypo! After some JBs. I found my password, logged in, filled in all the questions. Yes, I have had a hypo episode whilst awake, no, I didn’t need help and yes, I definitely get warning signals! Now, the long and anxious wait to see if I’m fit to stay behind the wheel!
 

trophywench

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Aaahh - your driving licence renewal Elaine! No idea which renewal it was until right at the bottom cos I hadn't noticed which part of the forum we were on - just another one of the Great Unread for me !!!
 

Ljc

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Type 1.5 LADA
I’ve got everything crossed for you.
 

trophywench

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Well unless we don't get any hypo symptoms OR we have to dial 999 and get assistance from a third party when we have one - we are 99.9% OK to get it renewed.
 

Bexlee

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I just (October) filled in my 1st renewal on-line and was terrified they’d say no - I also had to do a veryfy thing. Well I say me, the hubby had to help as I ain’t a clue on anything like that! We had words late on the Sunday evening as it was all a bit much ......but

I had the new licence in my hand Thursday tea time ....4, yes really 4, days later. I was gobsmacked especially when I then had a letter about 3 weeks after saying it had been approved and I’d get it soon!
Good luck.
 

eggyg

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 3c
Got my new licence this morning. Pretty good going as we’ve had Christmas and New Year. That’s me again for another three years. Brumm brumm! :p
 

trophywench

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
They were really quick renewing Pete's too - he's 70+ and kept his C1 'just in case' same as he has his motorbike one.
 

freesia

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
I've just sent my form to renew. Wanted to do it online but they said i couldn't as they had also sent the forms for epilepsy. I don't have epilepsy!!! 4 years ago i had seizures caused by a severe ear infection and had to give up my licence for 12 months. When the consultant confirmed it wasn't epilepsy and just the ear infection she said i could come off meds and let the dvla know. I did. They still sent me forms for it with my renewal. I rang and they said i couldn't renew on line as i needed to provide evidence. Luckily i still had the letter so i've had to send it off through the post. Fingers crossed it comes back before licence runs out.
 
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