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3.2.4 Gestational diabetes mellitus

The standards in this chapter apply to diabetes mellitus as a chronic condition. The self-limiting condition known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) does not impact on licensing. However, consideration should be given to short-term fitness to drive in women with GDM treated with insulin, although severe hypoglycaemia in this condition is rare. Affected women should be counselled to recognise symptoms and to restrict driving when symptoms occur.