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12 week Isolation

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by RobbieT1D, Mar 16, 2020.

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  1. RobbieT1D

    RobbieT1D · Newbie

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    Type 1 Diabetic friends...... What’s the crack with this 12 week health condition isolation? I’ve heard it mentioned but I’m obviously concerned?

    Any ideas, do we have to Isolate, I’m worried about work etc but obviously I know if I catch this I’m going to be poorly.

    I’ve been T1D for 8 years.
     
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    christine1974 Type 1 · Member

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    I'm worried too as I'm just about to be made redundant but if I'm locked away for 12 weeks with 4 weeks notice period that leaves me 8 weeks without pay as I'm not eligible for redundancy. I am working from home now but there's definately questions we need answers to! Do we need doctors notes?
     
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    dowson39 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Yes from the weekend those with conditions that could cause you to die from covid 19 have been advised to self isolate for 12 weeks.
     
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    dowson39 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Has to benefits you could get a sick not and claim esa from week 1
     
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    christine1974 Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you!
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    With respect, being alive is enough to cause you to die from Covid-19.

    The jury is out but well controlled T1 and T2 shouldn't increase your risk by a great deal.

    Poorly controlled T1 and T2 does up your risk.
    I suspect that much of the risk associated with diabetes is due to the comorbidities that poorly controlled T2s suffer from.
    Heart, circulation, poor healing. That sort of thing.

    I'm not sure that T1 or T2 without some other complication such as age requires you to self isolate.
     
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    dowson39 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I am already on esa but for those who are not I understand how frightening it must be
     
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    I was told to self isolate for 3 months for Saturday past ..
     
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    nickybrown47 · Newbie

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    I was told to self isolate for 3 months on Saturday past by my employer .. now there wanting a letter from the doc to say I’m in that group .. if I don’t have one I might be eligible to go back and lose my pay !! Totally confused right now .. my doctor is no giving out letters as the amount would be overwhelming .. after all they were the ones told to go off for my own safety .. any advice would be grey appreciated ..
     
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    searley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Most diabetics don’t fall into the isolate for 12 weeks category unless they have an hba1c of over 79.. my partner was told to isolate today as she has a hba1c of 99

    The exception to the above will be those that have other very serious illnesses like cancer or severe asthma

    So you may not get your letter
     
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    Hi RobbieT1D (and fellow T1-ers). I had a consultation with a geneticist at Oxford University Hospital just yesterday. My late-onset T1 is due to a genetic 'abnormality' in my Mitochondrial DNA (gene 3243 apparently - inherited from my mother). He was very firm in stating that I should Self-Isolate for 12 weeks because this hidden and little known abnormality can also cause organ failure - this is exactly how the body reacts (over-reacts) to Coronovirus meaning a high risk of coronovirus complications. It just isn't worth taking a chance... IMHO.
     
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