Would you be able to tell me whether an insulin dependant diabetic (clear medical history) be able to become a fully qualified PADI instructor?
Whereas Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, under certain circumstances, can be compatible with recreational diving, the additional requirements and responsibility involved in instructional underwater activity make diving not advisable in such a capacity. The main problem with Insulin Dipendent Diabetes and Diving is the risk of hypoglycemia while underwater, with the inherent risk of loss of control or consciousness and eventual drowning. A strict control of one’s dietary habits, of the insulin injection timings, as well as a full awareness of the relationship between exercise and blood-glucose levels is essential. All these variables may already be difficult to control in normal circumstances, and, actually, IDDM is considered a relative contraindication to diving, which may be considered only in well controlled cases. The additional burden of the responsibility for a third person, the possibility that the strict required nutritional and drug administration timings, imposed by the d
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