Diving and diabetes - up to date info

3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #300223 by pgy
pgy created the topic: Diving and diabetes - up to date info
Re: Diabetes and SCUBA diving

Medically fit to dive approved people with Type 1 diabetes can now get approval to learn to dive on a case by case basis in Australia. In other parts of the world including US, UK and France this has been possible for many years. set out below are links on where to get the required medically clearance and protocol to be followed...

You need to get a SPUMS doctor to give you a medical certificate.

www.spums.org.au/public-file-download/full-spums-medical

The list of SPUMS doctors is here

www.spums.org.au/diving-doctors

When diving follow the Diver Alert Network protocols

www.danasiapacific.org/main/diving_safet...betes_guidelines.pdf

www.diversalertnetwork.org/files/DiabetesSummaryGuidelines.pdf


Also for background and guidance on the U.S.
DAN website is an online tutorial

www.diversalertnetwork.org/training/cour.../intro.asp?course=31

I hope this all helps
Last Edit: 3 years 4 months ago by pgy.

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3 years 4 months ago #300250 by NickyBR
NickyBR replied the topic: Diving and diabetes - up to date info
Great info! and glad to hear the AU is finally following suit!

re: DAN certified docs in the EU if anyone finds themselves near the swiss-german-french border looking for a certified doc the good people at www.hbo-freiburg.de/en/diving-medicine/divingfitness/ come in recommended for diving fitness checkups an hyperbaric therapy. no matter where you go or who you see just make sure they are CERTIFIED DOCTORS people!!

happy diving :) B)

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1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #302837 by pgy
pgy replied the topic: Diving and diabetes - up to date info
Latest Update - Australian Diabetes Society Approves Type 1 Diabetes for Diving.

In December 2016 ADS - Diabetes Doctors updated their position paper to bring it into line with SPUMS - South Pacific Underwater Medical Society allowing appropriately approved people with Type 1 Diabetes to Dive.

The Australian Diabetes Society (the Endos) have withdrawn their 1994 Position Paper and issued a New Policy which allows Scuba Diving for appropriately approved people with Type 1 Diabetes.

Here are links:

diabetessociety.com.au/position-statements.asp

diabetessociety.com.au/documents/ADS_Div...betes_2016_Final.pdf
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