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Covid 19 - are we in high risk?

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

  1. joffy01582

    joffy01582 · Active Member

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    We're vulnerable but not extremely vulnerable so we get no special treatment
     
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    joffy01582 · Active Member

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    I'd like to see anyone buy enough at one visit to last a week ......I have to visit 3 shops at the mo just to get 2 days dinners (I dont like walking around packed shops or queuing up with people coughing and spluttering ....
     
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    If you're only on tablets then they will look at your case differently if you're on an insulin regime
     
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    johnbear2 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am 46,i have mythocondrial type 1 diabetes and a rare genetic condition, I read the NHS high risk cornovirus website and diabetes was on it, I also attend the Genetic clinic in Newcastle, England, I am under treatment from NHS Scotland and haven't received a shielding letter from from the NHS or Scottish government and work as a retail security officer
     
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    philly1991 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was under the impression we weren't being told to self isolate for 12 weeks but I rang my healthcare practitioner this morning and was told I should have had a letter.
     
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    johnbear2 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am on the vulnerable list because I have a rare type of type 1 diabetes and a rare genetic condition, but I work as a retail security officer, wondering whether I should be on the sick list from doc
     
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    No note from my surgery but the o/h has been told to self isolate by her doctor ....bit of conflicting advice from the same surgery
     
  8. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Doe it really matter? Surely it makes sense that anyone with a debilitating condition whatever it may be should take appropriate measures to protect themselves? We all need to self distance, but there is a superset that is strongly advised to self isolate on top. Read Brunerias's post #64 in this thread for the government advisory details.
     
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