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Was just wondering is it possible for a type 1 diabetic to work on a cruise ship as say in a security guard or cleaner role? I was just wondering what medical they would have to have as I don't think it would be ENG1 for these roles? I also am a volunteer on lifeboats so know all about managing my sugars at sea ect..... Would be nice to get some feed back and if possible has anyone on here done or still work on them?
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No experience of working on cruise ships but I can't see why they'd be a problem if your diabetes is well controlled, contact the main Cruise Ship Companies and ask them if any restrictions apply.
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No sorry you can not go to sea in any capacity
I you are a diabetic. I failed my medical for being
A type two. You could have a look at the medical standards of the MCA but in a true it will still be a no
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Check with Diabetes UK, they have experts in the law on these issues.
Hanadr Grandmother of Amelie and Joshua.
T2 since July 2003
using 2 x 500mg Metformin and reduced carbs
last HbA1c 5.4% August 2009 Feb 2010 5.1% Way hey!!
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I know that a type 2 can hold an ENG 1. I only think it is a problem if they are insulin dependent.
It may be possible on case by case basis for a type 1 - suggest that you contact your local ENG1 registered doctor and speak to them.
these links may help [urlhttp://www.amt-uk.org/pdf/eyesight.pdf][/url]
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