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COVID 2019 Comorbidity with Diabetes

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

  1. Jamie H

    Jamie H · Well-Known Member

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    My aplogies I did think I had edited this when I saw you mention particular nuances that were quite relevant to you and would naturally make you anxious. My aplogies it didn't edit correctly and if I came across as insensitive. Even my general point about age isn't meant to be flippant.. I have elderly parents that I worry a lot about and the impact it would have on them if they got it. Nevermind my own associated risk even as a younger well controlled diabetic!
     
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    no worries!

    I am just delighted that we (everyone!) seems to be (very slowly) moving out of the COVID ‘Dark Ages’ and people are starting to get a handle on some of the specifics.
     
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    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    milesrf Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've read that lying chest down in bed instead of the usual chest up often helps those with lung problems, due to a different part of the lungs being used the most.

    Also, I'd expect paint stores to be a possible place to get masks.

    If you decide that cloth masks are adequate, rather than the medical grade, I've found information on the internet about how to make those.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    my last HbA1c was 8.5, hopefully I will not get covid, but if I did would I recover or would I have more serious consequences, or could it prove fatal for me
     
  8. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    You'd most likely recover with few if any ill effects like 44.8 million others have.

    You are at slightly higher risk due to an elevated HbA1c so it might be best to try to bring that down by following an ultra low carb diet. The improved metabolic health that this would bring would also be a major benefit.

    Of course there is always a risk that you could get serious consequences or indeed die.. but that risk is there every day anyway.
     
  9. Bill_St

    Bill_St Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The risks have considerably reduced for this second wave. It would seem that hospitals are better prepared and staff more experienced. We still see reports of staff struggling with treatment of D but it seems training and experience does improve and the greater number of PWD hospitalised may have some benefits in the longer term. While the numbers suffering from Covid have increased to more than the first wave, numbers of deaths are much lower. This is just personal views and experience. It would be interesting to see some professional evaluation of this.
     
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    difficult doing an ultra low carb diet, being type 1, as do need certain carbs, to stop me going hypo
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Surely though hypos are for the most part the fault of excess exogenous insulin rather than lack of carbs?

    https://type1keto.com/

    have a read of Dr Lake who is T1 and eats very low carb.
     
  12. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Using insulin is like good comedy..

    ...Timing.

    Even on a low carb diet, the working profile of exgenous insulin can sometimes throw a curve ball. That's putting aside levels of insulin sensitivity, where the site chosen for the injection was, activity & wot not. That's not discounting the action of the basal too..
    To be fair, the lower amounts of insulin used means I use less carbs to treat the hypo. (Just a nudge up.)

    I've actually gone low fasting & during intense activity whilst my basal should be tailing off. Having said that. My BGs have also held in a mid 4 "flight pattern" too..

    Hypos are a bit like waking to find someone has broken into your property.. Always assume they may do you harm. & act accordingly.. ;)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Just chatted to my neighbour over the garden fence this morning and he and 4 of his 5 household have contracted Covid 19 and are isolating until next week. He and his wife have been hit the worse with it.
    I have been self isolating since Friday because I received an alert Thursday night to inform me I have been in contact with someone who has Covid 19. I have only been to work, school escort and I went to Morrison's masked up on the Tuesday.
    It's creeping ever nearer.............:wideyed:
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Are any of them actually ill?
    Or is it simply another testing error?
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    All have been tested.
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Like your festive emoji! If anyone's going to catch it then it will be in their household.
    Post match it will be interesting to see how many of those 'pinged' by test n trace were actually ill or caused illness?
    Seasonally and regardless of human behaviours we're going to see more upper respiratory viruses going into January so you're right...I think we will be back on the naughty step in January.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I know, but I declined to react.
    Nice avatar. btw.
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My winter avatar. Don’t think I’ve updated in nearly 3 yrs lol.
     
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    This study is the second one I have seen recently that establishes the possibility of a genetic susceptibility to having a severe reaction to Covid thus requiring ICU treatment.
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2818-3

    One problem I see reported is that patients seem to get through the first stage of virulent Covid, but then their immune system seems to go into meltdown and attack its host. This seems to be indicated in this paper too. I have not been convinced the virus itself causes death, except possibly by inducing blood clots. Most Covid deaths seem to be recorded as pneumonia or respiratory failure.
    https://www.rcpjournals.org/content/clinmedicine/20/5/e189

    PS pulmonary infiltrates is the lungs filling with fluid as a result of pneumonia or TB.
     
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