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Can You Scuba Dive With Diabetes


You would have thought scuba diving with diabetes was a big no-no, however, the progression of diving medicine that's to pioneers like @DiversAlertNetwork and a better understanding is allowing people with diabetes to enjoy the underwater world safely.

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Henry
Henry
5 months ago

nice work, great video, please switch suffering to living with Diabetes 🙂 – Type 1, for 49 yrs

Muskan Khan
Muskan Khan
5 months ago

Will write again, I’m type 1 diabetic on insulin wana do scuba diving, got chance now to go to phuket, but ur guide lines says diabetics can’t do suba diving, it was my dream I’m 56 now n had dreamt from last 15 yrs now got chance can I do suba diving, plz reply

Muskan Khan
Muskan Khan
Reply to  Muskan Khan
5 months ago

Plz reply

Scuba Diver Magazine
Scuba Diver Magazine
Reply to  Muskan Khan
5 months ago

You can go scuba diving with diabetes but, you will need a medical professional to sign it off first. Only a qualified doctor can assess whether your diabetes is safe to go scuba diving.

Here’s a good DAN article to read about diving with diabetes: https://dan.org/safety-prevention/diver-safety/divers-blog/scuba-diving-and-diabetes/

Muskan Khan
Muskan Khan
5 months ago

Excuse me I’ve send mess but it’s not showing here , I’m waiting for the reply

Chris Feeney
Chris Feeney
9 months ago

Is there any actual evidence that hypoglycemia can be confused with nitrogen narcosis. I hear this a lot, but it seems mostly like conjecture.

geemac
geemac
1 year ago

Well presented Mark. Correct! Diabetes should not be an excuse or reason for discounting the unimaginable fun and experiences underwater. I am a T2 or Type 2 diabetic which is controlled by diet and Metformin tablets. I recommend speaking with your personal GP initially, and consulting with a registered dive-experienced GP for medical and procedural guidance and assurance based on your level of diabetes. Good luck & I hope you get many enjoyable and safe hours of ‘bottom time’👌🤿😎🇦🇺👍

Juan Perez
Juan Perez
1 year ago

I am a Type 1 diabetic. I have been on insulin injections, insulin pens, and most recently (about 15 years), insulin pumps. I received my advance open water certification in 2013 and am now working on becoming a technical diver. I am currently working on my rescue diver and deep diver certifications. I have always been concerned with the potential risks of being caught with low glucose levels while at depth. However, with proper blood glucose management, I’ve overcome this. I have had a CGM and take my phone with me, now paired with my Garmin dive computer so I have access to my current blood sugar levels with just a quick glance. Fortunately, I have not had to cut any of my dives short because of dangerous blood sugar levels but am always prepared to do so. My wife also has access to my glucose levels on her watch computer as well so she keeps a close eye on my conditions. Dive safe!

Nick Trembath
Nick Trembath
Reply to  Juan Perez
1 year ago

Thanks for that comment Juan! I was diagnosed a few years ago with T1 and am looking to get back into recreational diving. what is your set up that feeds data to the Garmin? that sounds amazingly helpful. Also what and how do you carry glucose at depth? thanks again

Chris Feeney
Chris Feeney
Reply to  Juan Perez
9 months ago

I didn’t know that with a garmin dive computer you could view blood sugar levels underwater. What’s your setup?

Muskan Khan
Muskan Khan
Reply to  Juan Perez
5 months ago

I am type 1 diabetic, first time in life going to phuket and from yrs always thought of doing scuba diving, I’m 56 now but dreamt of it from last 15 yrs n now I’m getting chance to go to phuket , can I do suba diving or will it b my dream plz reply

Muskan Khan
Muskan Khan
Reply to  Juan Perez
5 months ago

If I vl get reply that I can’t do I am sure that I vl prove all Ull wrong

Gaming Gadget Guides
Gaming Gadget Guides
1 year ago

I tried scuba under trainer for 30 minutes on a vacation to see coral reefs in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, i don’t know swimming, i am diabetic type 2 from 5 years, for 15 minutes i was enjoying the dive but 2 times some water entered in my nose, had to give sign to surface both times, the salty sea water felt like burning in my nose, i also felt my wind pipe dry after few minutes, i had not had good meal prior to diving, maybe that got into my nerves.
I didnt knew that proper diet is very important for this, it got me nervous and scared me a bit.
Just sharing, do not dive without good meal and water. Thx.

tan sayno
tan sayno
2 years ago

I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 a few years ago, and I’ve been certified to dive a year ago. Had to get a clearance from my doctors, but essentially it was her green light that I’m good to dive.

I have to ensure though, that when I dive:
– I take proper meals. I take note of the sugar that I take, and ensure I don’t take low-sugar meals to ensure I don’t pass out while diving
– I check my blood sugar (in the morning)
– I take meds as prescribed
– I have snacks in between dives (best excuse while on surface intervals)
– I ensure I don’t scratch or cut myself, as healing takes much, much longer.

Been diving regularly since I got certified (advanced), and no problems encountered.

While diabetes is a limitation on many things, for as long as we respect health protocols, then we’re all good 😉

Scuba Diver Magazine
Scuba Diver Magazine
Reply to  tan sayno
2 years ago

Glad to hear you are still diving!

DIVERS DOWN
DIVERS DOWN
2 years ago

started diving in 98 and was told that i was type 2 the same year. just keep a eye on it and enjoy

CL-360
CL-360
2 years ago

I have been diving since 1994 and I have been diabetic type 2 for the past 5 years. Whenever I go diving.

1.) I take note of my blood sugar levels.
2.) Make sure I ge a proper meal that will not spike my blood sugar as much.
3.) Take my meds as prescribed.
4.) Bring some healthy snacks for my surface intervals.
And I have had 0 problems. I am a happy and active diver.

Robert Leal
Robert Leal
2 years ago

Excellent information. Thank you

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