Thursday, 1 March 2007

Diving with Diabetes

Despite being considered incompatible with diving there are many seasoned divers who have learned to manage this condition and how it relates to their diving. Their doctors are also prepared to declare them medically fit for diving. Other physicians are reluctant to do so. Should diabetes stop someone diving or learning to dive?

We at Matava Resort have faced this question and dilemma a few times and when we have consulted have faced a diversity of opinion. Dr. Simon Mitchell has tacked this issue in a recent article in 'Sport Diving' magazine in his regular 'Diving Medicine' column. It is a well informed starting point for those wishing to explore the issues for themselves with valuable reference and follow up ideas.

Check it out at
'Sport Diving' magazine