People with diabetes have the right to be assessed for a license to drive a motor vehicle on an individual basis in accordance with Diabetes Canada’s recommendations for private and commercial driving.
Background and rationale
People with diabetes often face discrimination when being assessed for a driver’s license simply on the basis of their diagnosis. In fact, most people with diabetes can drive safely provided they are adequately informed about their condition and its management, and take the necessary precautions.
In consultation with a number of experts, Diabetes Canada has developed a comprehensive set of recommendations for Diabetes and Driving (2018).
Learn more about the rights of people with diabetes behind the wheel.Learn more About Driving
Get more information about obtaining and renewing insurance policies when you are living with diabetes.Learn more About Insurance
Financial Assistance and Your Rights
Find out about what assistance programs are available to people living with diabetes in Canada.Learn more About Financial Assistance and Your Rights