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Covid 19 - are we in high risk?

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Ames37, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    Are you eligible for a free flu jab each year? If so you are at risk
     
  2. philchap1

    philchap1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been type 1 for 53 years and have the flu jab every year.
     
  3. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    So then yes... Sorry you are on the at risk list.
     
  4. philchap1

    philchap1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was because diabetes wasn't mentioned as it was before I wondered if the criteria had changed
     
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  5. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    You could ask for a telephone consultation, my son did that today and the GP was so helpful and explained so much to him.
     
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  6. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    If I could work at home I would do it, but unfortunately in both my jobs, I can't.
    Take care
     
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  7. Broomthebeast

    Broomthebeast Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same here, I work part-time as a self-employed nanny = working with children + no sick pay yeah!
     
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  8. smc4761

    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Its all very well saying self isolate etc, but on a practical side, how are people going to get food, prescriptions etc.

    Who exactly are vulnerable groups, type 1 yes, type 2 ?? high blood pressure.

    It is all so vague
     
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  9. searley

    searley Type 1 · Moderator
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    Probably why the suggest sleeping in separate rooms
     
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  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    When I have to go to shop once a week I expect someone to come up behind me and a loud voice say, "What are you doing out!"
    :)
     
  12. Cdean8780

    Cdean8780 Type 2 · Active Member

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    I work at a hospital, and I am on the frontline as deep clean/rapid response so I have to face suspected covid 19. And also patients are on wards with suspected covid 19. Should I be staying at home as a type 2 diabetic(mostly under control but with hypertension).

    Panicking and my managers have said in past type 2 isnt as severe as type 1 etc.
     
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  13. spendercat

    spendercat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I believe the advice is that diabetics are at risk for the same reasons as people over 70. That is, less effective immune systems, which mean you take longer to recover from illness and therefore may get a more severe case. The kicker seems to be co morbidities.
    Many old people have health problems but the dangerous ones here are heart and lung disorders, including high blood pressure. Diabetics who are healthy and do not have these issues are safer than diabetics who have complications affecting their hearts and lungs.
    Personally, if I were in London and had high blood pressure in addition to my diabetes, at this point I would withdraw from unnecessary social contact, we are told London is two weeks ahead of the rest of the UK, and the UK has had a delayed start on this.
     
  14. Cdean8780

    Cdean8780 Type 2 · Active Member

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    I got type 2 and high blood pressure (tablets taken for both) government need to put it in black n white. Not say be stringent what's that
     
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  15. Flora123

    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Or lots of divorces!!
     
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  16. Laconic

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    If I socially isolate, I won’t want to go back to work again
     
  17. Cdean8780

    Cdean8780 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Is this for real
     

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  18. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes, I believe it to be correct. Some 1.7 million at risk people will be mandated to safeguard in place by letter expected to arrive this Monday. This will be the over 70's especially those with a chronic illness. or survivors of a CVE. Note that this will probably be a stronger requirement than has been given so far, i.e. may be a legally backed isolation.

    I note that the scientists are now requesting that the age range be dropped to include the 60 somethings too.
     
  19. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Everyone needs to take care because everyone is at risk. It really doesn't matter if you're 60 or 70, type 1 or 2.
     
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  20. Cdean8780

    Cdean8780 Type 2 · Active Member

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    It says diabetics as well are we included in the 12 week isolation
     
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