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Diving with T2 Diabetes - tightly controlled by diet

Discussion in 'Special Needs' started by NancyLynn, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    OP, you need not follow those guidelines because they do not apply to you. You are quoting from Table 1. Read the document that Table 1 is part of, or DAN's summary elsewhere on their site, and you'll see it only applies to those taking medications, which you are not.

    Point 2: Those are guidelines for your doctor to use as input, not rules for YOU to follow. Your doctor decides on your rules, not DAN.

    Point 3: What form is it that your doctor must sign thar requires him/her to adhere to DAN guidelines?
  2. NancyLynn

    NancyLynn Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ohio
    I've read the entire report, and linked to the summary becuase it is an accurate, more concise, recitation of the entire guidelines. I cannot find anything in the entire report that limits Table 1 to diabetics taking medications.

    The 6-page RSTC medical clearance direct doctors to the report and the table I linked to. The first third of the table are the guidelines to doctors which direct the doctor to document that I intend to follow the diabetic diving protocol as part of clearing any diabetic for diving.

    I wish I could find as clear a statement as you seem to be finding that it does not apply to me.
  3. NorthernMelody

    NorthernMelody Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: North Ari Atoll, Maldives
    NancyLynn What do you know about ketones and ketosis? There's something new on the market that is letting me dive again after 5 years of being too ill/weak to even consider it...hoping to be diving on Sunday!!!!!!!!

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