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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Lynz84, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    A little too ironic... :singing:;)

    However, I'm folowing Alanis's recommendation..

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    Just to keep me from touching my face..

    However. I'm a dog walker. I scoop dat poop too..
     
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  2. SugarBuzz

    SugarBuzz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone seen the film Idiocracy? :wacky:
     

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  3. SugarBuzz

    SugarBuzz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope you're getting the delivery driver to leave it outside your home.

    Also, wash it all down before bringing it inside.
     
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  4. SugarBuzz

    SugarBuzz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As far as I'm aware Type 1 hasn't specifically been mentioned in the UK mainstream.
    Just the over 70s and people with 'respiratory conditions'.

    Anyway, I wouldn't trust what the government says. I would just trust your own instincts, after all that's why we are all alive today. A nasty unknown virus and us with weakened immune systems.
    I'm in favour of self isolating, though for a few months it could prove tricky for some.

    The word on the street is that The Tories want the virus to kill off many of the most vulnerable as it will help with the Social Care and Health Crisis.
    "Dead people don't cost money" to put it bluntly.
     
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  5. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    My immune system isn’t weak - just misguided :D It’s a misnomer to say that most T1s are immunocompromised, most of us had one blip that went for the pancreas and are perfectly able to fight off most things.
     
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  6. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    So you think if the president of the United States dies of the virus it's ironic and you actually think the virus is named after a beer?
     
  7. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So you think @JTL was serious?
     
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  8. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Nope! But I think it’s a hmmm, I guess stupid joke?
     
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  9. SugarBuzz

    SugarBuzz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes. It does make you wonder just why 'governments' allowed it to spread all the way from China.

    Well, of course the main reason is MONEY. Wealth before health.

    Still, when i first saw it . . . the first thing I thought was 'why the hell would you want to bring all the 'exposed' back (or let others in?'. And now here we are . . . .
     
  10. SugarBuzz

    SugarBuzz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    LOL. Post of the year so far.

    Trump's very own Trueman Show.
     
  11. Dave P

    Dave P Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering about this:

    https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/two-covid-19-patients-in-vietnam-critically-ill-4069966.html

    Is diabetes per se a risk factor, or is it just that people with diabetes are more likely to be in bad health in the first place? If we are diabetic but have perfectly good control and a normal hba1c, are we at any greater risk?

    I am type 1 and have borderline hypertension but am otherwise not in the 'older' age groups most at risk generally.
     
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  12. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Some links say we are, some say we're not.......................... I am over 60, type 1 for 31 years, with other medical conditions, fit and active and working too so I will keep going, until I am told otherwise.
    Life is a lottery, especially now, but I won't let COVID-19 rule or burden me.
     
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  13. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    My son, who is in the high risk group, had a great chat with a GP this morning, regrading another condition that is causing him pain, so he has a blood test on Wednesday,
    The GP also spoke about my son's Sarcoidosis and what my son is doing, regarding the virus and according to the GP, is sensible.
    Unfortunately, for the GP, he told my son his elderly father is in hospital with COVID-19 and the outlook is not good, so GP is getting on with his job and still trying to help and advise patients. My son said he was the nicest GP he had come across, as he spent time explaining things to him and of course, our thoughts are with him and his family right now..
    A little later on, my son has been told by his employer not to go in to work for 4 weeks, but to keep in contact in case of any changes. He went online and apparently he will be entitled to £97 per week, to be paid straight away ( he laughed at this) but he will look into it, at the moment he is ahead with his bills and has plenty of provisions in.
     
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  14. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You're winding me up yes?
     
  15. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Depends on his contract, but did they say if it was paid or not.......?!
     
  16. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    He doesn't get sick pay and if he is off sick, he has to make up his hours.
     
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  17. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We all need to keep our sense of humour or we are DOOMED :(
    Carol
     
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  18. Dave P

    Dave P Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If he's in the UK then he will be able to get some sort of assistance, whether SSP or Universal Credit, for the period of enforced unpaid absence.
     
  19. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Absolutely!


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