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Anyone still working or been called back to work recently?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Khova91, May 14, 2020.

  1. jinty73

    jinty73 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I’m type 1, have been for 30years and I’m 46yo. I’ve been working right through this and have no issues being at work. I’m a residential worker in a children’s home and the kids have no concept of social distancing or the need to stay safe. One of them has been fined seven times for being out for no reason and he has a bad cough but refuses to get tested. Will have full PPE that I wear every day I’m working. I couldn’t have sat at home all this time as it would have driven me mental, but that’s the choice I’ve made and I hope to come out the other side safe and well, fingers crossed
     
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  2. Lowcarb 2

    Lowcarb 2 Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Like you diagnosed just over three years ago, was.told to stay at home since middle of march, may go back to work for one morning a week from end of july and only if measures are in place, being working from home since mid April as needed to receive work laptop, mentally i like to go back to work, but worry about picking up anything at work, the constant need to wipe everything all the time and use communal toilets does throw me
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I'd like to tell you all as a customer, patient and user of the product or service you supply me and my household with is........I'd not want you to sacrifice your health for us. Ever. So..... unless your boss can ensure your safety then they will face the law.
    YOU are the best judge of what you need to be kept safe, in your working environment.

    I fully support your decisions.
    Keep safe!
     
  4. AHAB1969

    AHAB1969 · Newbie

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    Hello My Diabetic Brothers n' Sisters, I am a 51 year-old Type1 of 28 years and also a Postie, So any kind of social distancing is impossible not to mention the hundreds of potential "dirty" knobs and flaps (sorry could not help myself) I handel each day, I have spent a lifetime cycling and running so I feel I am in good shape, my sugar levels run high at times but overall they are pretty good at about 7 m/l ,I have been off work since 23/03 on my contracted hours (24hr P/T the royal mail do not employ anybody on F/T contracts initially, talking years before you get a F/T contract) as pay so I am surviving able to pay the bills but earning no O/T of course
    I received an unprompted call from my surgery on 20/03 telling me to self isolate for three months
    The real problem here is that the very first Government "Vulnerable" list asking that group to self isolate did include Diabetics, only for a new list of "Highly Vulnerable" conditions including people with immune conditions etc. The list that recived the NHS letter. ..the first list of "Vulnerable" recived no official recognition at that point.
    I had to ask my Dr. for a letter which thankfully he was willing to do.
    As a Postie we have a very strong union thankfully, if you do not feel safe in your work pace due to C19 you can always quote the safety at Work act .join your Union.
    I am officially off work until 16/06 and far from confident in being safe on my return in any meaningful way because of the nature of my work and how it is done
    i am lucky as my manger has been very understanding, but I have heard some real horror stories regarding pressure/bullying of "Vulnerable" Posties
    i have read some pretty judgemental views on here in the past " get on with it" etc.which is so wrong everybody should be supportive of all our unique circumstances.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Communal toilets? Who is responsible for them?
     
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    sb2057 · Newbie

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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    My kids are not back. I've committed my household to learning from home. At our capability limit due to illnesses and conditions. We have to just do what we can. I'm not trained as a teacher but hopefully a good example to my kids. We do some or more if able to. Luckily I had good practice with my older son for little one. Other son is a part-time carer on top of learning and having multiple distractions. But isn't that life anyway? Well for some it seems.
     
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    Kjh Type 1 · Member

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    This unfortunately is not media hype.
    I have decided based on these figures I can not work for the foreseeable future as a childminder I can not socially distance.
    Stay strong safe and healthy.
    Date bern sent you NHS England.
    Please see Partha Kar on Facebook or twitter
     
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    Steve_UK Type 1 · Newbie

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    As an insulin dependant type 2 diabetic, I have worked right through this pandemic, due to no offer or instruction to isolate for 12 weeks arriving on my doorstep.
     
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    Hi I’m type 2 diabetic but also on insulin , I work for the NHS in the hospital and have continued to work, never had a choice, at the start I /everyone was very anxious but I have adjusted and I have to say I don’t think I would have managed aswell if I wasn’t at work, you Must do what you feel comfortable with, I am the only one in our team with underlying health issues and my colleagues have been so fantastic and supportive x
     
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    Do you have copies of medical letters you could share with your GP surgery or names of hospitals and doctors you have seen? Propranolol 40mg is often given for anxiety and palpitations. Could you give your GP surgery the name of your Cardiac Consultant? Results of tests you had to confirm your cardiac arrest etc?
     
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    Sweetheart66 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Has your orthopaedic surgeon signed you off as fit for work? Was it a full or partial knee replacement? Hope surgery went well and function of the knee and pain has improved.
     
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    Sweetheart66 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Talk to your GP if you are not well enough because the NHS expects you to hit the ground running
     
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    suzanjm Type 1 · Newbie

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    suzanjm Type 1 · Newbie

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    Have a look at the uk gov guidance published on 11th May / clinically vulnerable people, hopefully that will help you.
     
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    Sweetheart66 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you spoken to Occupational health and your union?
     
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    Knee is good thank you. Having been in pain for years would highly recommend! Swells in heat but that happens for up to a year apparently! Off to my return to work interview in couple hours as back monday and will remind my boss of being clinically vulnerable but let's be honest, their only concern will be they dont have to pay out to agency to cover my shifts anymore! 38 patients currently and only nurse on shift so adds to stress and physical load. See how it goes methinks but wish they hadn't changed retirement age lol. I would have been sitting pretty these last 2 years!!
     
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  19. Tony337

    Tony337 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have worked throughout...…
    Type 1 of 45 years and a school caretaker.
    Well controlled with a hba1c in the 6s.
    I take anti depressants and am fine mentally but the thought of being off for a length of time is more worrying than the virus.
    I keep myself to myself as best I can.

    I am not saying what i'm doing is right i'm just saying that's what and why i'm doing it...…

    Good luck everyone

    Tony
     
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    Prof. Jason Leitch indicated last week that it is unlikely that those in the shielding group will return to society as normal (old normal) at the end of the 12 weeks, but guidelines will depend on which country you’re in.
     
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