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COVID 2019 Comorbidity with Diabetes

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by Bill_St, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Debandez

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

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    Not me, I just shared a lady's experience with the virus
     
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  2. Debandez

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

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    And at mine. My special needs BIL has had his diabetic review cancelled!
     
  3. Debandez

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

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    I find the small shops have lots of stock, superstores not so lucky!
     
  4. Debandez

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

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    Plenty here in Blackpool!
     
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  5. Jo_the_boat

    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There's a post early on about ventillators.
    HERE'S A GOOD STORY from Italy. Human ingenuity.
    Link is to BBC in the UK
     
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  6. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    I don’t think this is a good time (if there is ever a good time) to be using NHS resources if you are asymptomatic. The service is already creaking at the seams.

    @4mum_ A reasonable employer - especially after yesterday’s announcements - should be willing to take account of the concerns and personal circumstances of staff. It is never a good move to raise any questions in an employer’s mind as to your integrity.


    Edited to correct typo.
     
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    #886 Goonergal, Mar 17, 2020 at 5:03 AM
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  7. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    AWESOME!!!
     
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  8. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I suppose this is as good a place as any to post this for the benefit of those who may be interested in his work/ramblings. Paul Saladino's latest podcast is all about coronavirus. I haven't listened to all of it yet, but as far as I can tell so far, it's a deep technical dive into the virus, and isn't anything to do with the carnivore diet.

    Web;
    https://carnivoremd.com/carnivoremd...create-the-healthiest-immune-system-possible/

    Apple;
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podca...sodeGuid=dd39f6aa-d42f-448c-81a7-264afb354d91
     
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  9. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have two hospital appointments this month, 25th and 31st. One for eye laser treatment, the other at the pain clinic, not heard if they are to be cancelled,
     
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  10. Dark Horse

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    This page on the Government website lists various categories of people at increased risk of severe illness:- https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
     
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  11. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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  12. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    So stay at least 2 metres away from others
     
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  13. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I'd not be fancying eye lasering from someone adding 2 mtrs to the distance between.

    I know that's totally flippant, and I apologise.

    My OH's daughter is on sick leave at the moment, having had a carpal tunnel op on one hand, and was planned to have the other done, as the first healed. This has not been cancelled.

    At her hospital (where she is a patient and staff member) all elective surgery, except urgent and cancer cases has been cancelled until further notice.
     
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  14. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Hospital admin can be painfully slow at the best of times. My son and I have both received appointments after the date of the appointment...so of course we were marked as non attenders grrr. I would guess the non urgent cases will be cancelled eventually.
     
  15. Brunneria

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    Just had a fab series of texts from our vets, listing, in 4 successive steps, how they intend to protect their staff, and keep the place open and helping animals throughout the COVID-19 distancing.

    It is a brilliantly well thought out plan involving phone consults, either from home or the carpark, no human customers inside the building, staff fetching the animals from the car, to take into the consulting rooms, if necessary, all payments to be via the phone, and so on.

    Very impressed.
    First stage is being implemented from 8am tomorrow morning.

    I am astonished at the difference between companies and employers... This vets is so on the ball, whereas my employer is still vaguely incommunicado and the impression is that they are just kind of hoping it will all go away. Needless to say, I have no intention of letting my employer place myself or anyone else at risk, but it would be nice if they had sent out an email on the subject in the last 5 days...
     
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  16. LucySW

    LucySW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Can't locate sources now, but from med papers I've read, the issue is that high blood glucose, and a lot of glycation already in our blood cells*, facilitates infection and delays recovery, both for bacterial infections and also for viruses. This will be a factor at every stage, also in making it more or less likely that we become seriously ill. So keeping BG to our personal best is really important.

    * As reflected in the HbA1c. The lower, the better. So important to aim at our personal best.

    As/when I find links, I'll post them.

    Lucy
     
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  17. Tedrick69

    Tedrick69 Type 2 · Member

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    For those of us who have hypertension and are taking medication such as Lisiniprol, then that drug - which is an ACE inhibitor - can cause severe illness and death.
     
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  18. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    What evidence of this, please?
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    That's logical I suppose as I had to give up my ACE inhibitor years ago as it gave me a dry cough. Thanks for the info.
     
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  20. Tedrick69

    Tedrick69 Type 2 · Member

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    I have a link from Lancet but the forum won't let me put it up yet in case I'm a spammer!
     
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