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Diabetes and work at sea: has everything been already settled? Article for discussion

By Bogdan Jaremin, Kinga Szymańska and Katarzyna Chełmińska


Along with increased worldwide incidence of diabetes, the frequency of its occurrence among persons employed on seagoing vessels has also grown (12). According to the current regulations, persons treated with insulin are not admitted to work at sea, and those treated with oral drugs have a markedly limited access to such a work. This may lead to concealing the fact of being a diabetic, thus enhancing the existing hazards. Current improved methods of glycemia self-control and treatment of diabetes have radically improved vital abilities of diabetics. Having this in mind, a question arises whether the binding regulations on the fitness of diabetics for work at sea should be verified

Topics: Work at sea; diabetes and its hazards; legislative regulations
Publisher: 'Salvia Medical Sciences Ltd'
Year: 2010
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Provided by: Via Medica Journals

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