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Vol 56, No 1-4 (2005)
MARITIME HEALTH
Submitted: 2013-02-18
Published online: 2010-03-26
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Diabetes and work at sea: has everything been already settled? Article for discussion

Bogdan Jaremin, Kinga Szymańska, Katarzyna Chełmińska
International Maritime Health 2005;56(1-4):94-102.

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Vol 56, No 1-4 (2005)
MARITIME HEALTH
Submitted: 2013-02-18
Published online: 2010-03-26

Abstract

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.

Abstract

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.
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Keywords

Work at sea; diabetes and its hazards; legislative regulations

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Title

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

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 56, No 1-4 (2005)

Pages

94-102

Published online

2010-03-26

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2005;56(1-4):94-102.

Keywords

Work at sea
diabetes and its hazards
legislative regulations

Authors

Bogdan Jaremin
Kinga Szymańska
Katarzyna Chełmińska

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