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During sailing it shall be possible to measure blood pressure in individuals having treatment for high blood pressure. At least two automatic apparatus should be available on all ships in case one of the devices breaks Ships Medical Chest[1][2]

Self-monitoring of blood glucose for non-insulin-treated adults with Type 2 diabetes is necessary. Instructions and relevant equipment in the medical chest on board (Glucometer test kit) is needed to be added to the actual revision of the International Medical Guide for Ships and the Medical Inventory lists. A few crew embers on board shall know how to measure blood glucose and to treat severe hypoglycemia using glucagon, which must be present on all ship chests.FG


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  1. World Health Organization (2007). International medical guide for ships : including the ship's medicine chest (in en). 
  2. "Download inventory lists". Retrieved 2022-01-23.