Many years ago in an around the buoys race on a 45-foot sailboat, a fellow crew member collapsed in the cockpit.
In knowing beforehand he had insulin-dependent diabetes, we brought him below deck realizing he had a low blood sugar, and gave him glucagon (sugar) – from my own supplies.
We talked about such a scenario happening before we left the slip, with me also having the disease diabetes. Before the race was over, the once unconscious crew member was back in the cockpit. Don’t believe we lost our position in the fleet on the race that day, due to the medical emergency.
What would you have done if such an occurrence happened aboard your vessel?
1 in 3 Crew members Has a Medical Emergency.
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