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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by woollygal, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So does this mean diabetes is now not a you need to stay at home condition,
     

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  2. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    You may be at a particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus if you:

    • have had an organ transplant and are taking immunosuppressant medicine
    • are having chemotherapy or radiotherapy
    • have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
    • have a severe chest condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
    You missed one in that screen shot, it seems. I do consider diabetes a serious health condition.

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    #2 JoKalsbeek, Mar 21, 2020 at 6:37 PM
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  3. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Even type 2?
     
    #3 woollygal, Mar 21, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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    MarkHaZ123 · Well-Known Member

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    Sure this list is the list of people who should be contacted as they are a serious risk.
    There is another list with everyone else on it
     
  5. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Who knows what the govt/NHS will eventually decide but I would say type 2 IS a serious condition, it cuts short life expectancy and can be chronic (accepting the fact that many people are able to minimise any complications such as a lot of those on this site).
     
  6. Draco16

    Draco16 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This link is clearer.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

    (Advice as at 20th March)

    There are two groupings

    1. "Increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19" and should be "particularly stringent in following social distancing measures":
    - is a broader group and includes Diabetics

    2. "Even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19" and should be "rigourously following the social distancing advice in full":
    • people who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment
    • people with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
    • people with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)
    It is this second group who will be contacted next week by the NHS individually. It does not includes diabetics (unless you also happen to fall into this second group).
     
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  7. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Complications of T1 diabetes
    Risk of:
    cardiovascular disease, including a risk of heart attack and stroke
    kidney disease and kidney failure
    eye problems and vision loss
    nerve damage
    problems with wound healing
    ketoacidosis

    Complicactions of T2 diabetes

    Risk of:
    cardiovascular disease, including a risk of heart attack and stroke
    kidney disease and kidney failure
    eye problems and vision loss
    nerve damage
    problems with wound healing, which can lead to gangrene and the need for an amputation
    ketoacidosis

    Whether your T1 or T2 the risks are pretty much the same
     
  8. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Lovely how it's so hard for people to get proper information... It's a maze.
     
    #8 JoKalsbeek, Mar 21, 2020 at 7:14 PM
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    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    The government is advising 'social distancing' not 'social isolation' for people with diabetes as they are considered at high risk from Covid-19:-
    We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
    The NHS will be contacting people who are at even higher risk from Covid-19 (e.g. those on immuno-suppressants, on chemotherapy/radiotherapy, with severe kidney disease, having been hospitalised for asthma or with cystic fibrosis) by the beginning of next week to give them more detailed advice.

     
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  10. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Well I should be receiving a communication soon then.

    But I shan't hold my breath.
     
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