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Discussion in 'Type 3c (Pancreatic) Diabetes' started by Craigh82, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Craigh82

    Craigh82 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi all. A quick question. I work as a community carer on the front line even with this virus is going around. Has anyone isolated themselves and Should I be in isolation because I'm insulin dependent.
     
  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Hello there Craig - I haven't isolated, as I'm not specifically required to, however, I have een following the government to practise stringent social distancing. These links could be useful:

    https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...dance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

    Being insulin dependent is not considered to excessively increase the risks of contracting COVID-19.

    Stay well!
     
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    _becs Type 1 · Member

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    Hi there,
    Thank you for asking this question, I hope you get some more replies.
    I'm currently a carer for people who live in their own homes too, this is something I am worried about with having insulin-dependent diabetes and hereditary chronic pancreatitis.
    Currently, I am studying at home and rarely leave the house except for work on the weekends. Friends and family have said they would rather I shield at home and not go to work because they are worried and have had two friends test positive for the virus but my partners a delivery driver so still working too.
     
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