Evolving Standards for Diabetes and Diving: Implications for Scientific Diving.

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Evolving Standards for Diabetes and Diving: Implications for Scientific Diving.

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dc.contributor.author Pollock, NW
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-22T02:39:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-22T02:39:56Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Pollock, NW. Evolving Standards for Diabetes and Diving: Implications for Scientific Diving. In: Godfrey JM, Pollock NW, eds. Diving for Science 2006. Proceeding of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences 25th Symposium. Dauphin Island, AL: AAUS; 2007. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9800423-0-6
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/8001
dc.description American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/) en
dc.description.abstract Persons with diabetes were banned from diving in the United Kingdom (UK) after a serious case of decompression sickness was misdiagnosed in 1975 as a hypoglycemic event. Formal bans were subsequently established in many countries, including the United States (US). The UK ban was reversed in 1991, marked by a national database to monitor the diving activity of persons with diabetes. The database accumulated summary records of 14,000 dives by 447 persons with diabetes from 1991 through 2004, with minimal problems reported. Persons with diabetes are now cleared to dive for both recreational and professional purposes in UK. A 1993 US survey indicated that persons with diabetes were diving regardless of the prohibition still in place in this country. In 1995, the YMCA was the first American organization to develop a dive certification program specific to persons with diabetes. A respectable body of literature has documented safe diving by persons with diabetes from several countries since the mid-1990s. An international workshop, jointly sponsored by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Divers Alert Network in 2005, was used to develop consensus guidelines for recreational diving by persons with diabetes. The scientific diving community will be affected by a shift in the acceptance of diabetes in divers. The 2005 diabetes and recreational diving guidelines offer a starting point from which to consider new rules for scientific diving. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) en
dc.subject diving en
dc.subject diabetes en
dc.subject hyperglycemia en
dc.subject hypoglycemia en
dc.subject insulin en
dc.subject guidelines en
dc.subject safety en
dc.subject underwater en
dc.subject database en
dc.subject scientific diving en
dc.title Evolving Standards for Diabetes and Diving: Implications for Scientific Diving. en
dc.type Article en

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