Medical aspects of scuba diving Standards for diabetic divers are workable

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6950.340 (Published 30 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:340
  1. C J Edge
  1. Drayton, Oxfordshire OX14 4HY
  2. Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield HD3 3EA.

    EDITOR, - The diving medical committees of the British Sub-Aqua Club, the Scottish Sub-Aqua Club, and the Sub-Aqua Association - organisations mentioned in J J W Sykes's review of scuba diving1 - have combined to form a national diving medical committee. This committee acts as the responsible body for amateur scuba diving medicine in Britain, providing medical advice for divers of whatever diving organisation and carrying out research into aspects of diving medicine.

    The article questions whether standards for divers with diabetes will prove workable. These standards have been published and are available from the headquarters of the diving organisations mentioned above.2 An annual record is kept of all diabetic divers (now about 60) together with …

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