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Old 02 May 2012, 15:59   #1
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Diabetics read this!

Hey so as many of you know the restrictions on insulin dependant diabetics and mca medicals. So if a group of diabetics fund raise get enough cash together and do a circumnavigation of the planet (full diabetic crew) could change things. I think its stupid as not all diabetics are unable many are and many have such as in the clipper race and working on pleasure craft (international sea travel) so my question is there any type one diabetics willing to do this?
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You translate then 'cause I'm buggered if I can make sense of it.
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A point you may have
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Nos, I think it translates roughly to:

Type I diabetic failed MCA medical, but believes it is not justified. [I could be persuaded to agree, however bearing in mind it would also fail an LGV, PCV or Commercial Aviation medical, I doubt he will convince the MCA that taking passengers to sea as potentially the only 'competent' person on board is an acceptable risk.]

He reinforces his argument by asserting the "diabetics have sailed round the world (e.g. on Clipper round the world yachts)." [initially a credible argument, but realistically not the same as a paying passenger in the sole charge of a professional skipper.]

He suggests that if a group of diabetics sailed round the world (with no 'non'-diabetics) it would create a compelling case for the MCA to change its rules. [Unfortunately I doubt it helps the argument because multiple diabetics are unlikely to all hypo simultaneously; whereas one on his own at the helm might.]

Probably better ways of lobbying for a case by case assessment, and for emerging technology like CGM to be considered to help prevent untoward events.
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Yew carnt bee shewer


Confushion iz a syde affect ov diabetis I fink

ows yer blud shugger levvel polfish
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Confushion iz a syde affect ov diabetis I fink

ows yer blud shugger levvel polfish
Was that supposed to be funny?
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