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Covid/Coronavirus and diabetes - the numbers

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Lupf, May 15, 2020.

  1. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m quite prepared to consider the ons data set has potential flaws.

    I am not willing to consider employers know better than the medics signing death certificates. It’s simply not relevant.
     
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  2. carol43

    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, he is her only patient.
     
  3. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    @carol43 - or any other member - is perfectly at liberty to tag/ask the opinion of whomever they like. Just as others reading the thread are at liberty to place as much or as little weight on said opinion as they choose.
     
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  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I've had had experience in the past with my mother being full time career for my T2 dad with me as local support & a regular carer package assigned to give my mum "respite." I've done my fair share of "dadsitting" too..

    Mental health for the full time carer is imperative.
    My sister now takes full time care of my mum & give my sister's family a break for a week or two living in with a visiting carer I normally plan an itinerary we were and was actively looking forward to August whilst my sister & family were on holiday.. Then covid.

    I feel your son did the right thing informing you of his situation.
    I saw my sister at my BiL's funeral not long ago.. (The last time was Christmas.)

    I would have done the same phoned (nay video called.) & informed.

    Best wishes with your choice regarding your news. & all the best to your son & his family..
     
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  5. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If it helps you to decide then my place of work asks the following questions (bearing in mind my occupation involves a gazillion close contacts with others in uncontrolled circumstances); Were you within 1 metre of the person who has tested positive in a face to face conversation within the preceding 48 hours OR were you more than 15 minutes in that person's company within the preceding 48 hours? If the answer is yes, then we are told to self isolate followed by a test. If the answer is no then we carry on as normal UNLESS we are displaying any Covid symptoms. x
     
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  6. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fair point. I wasn’t suggesting she shouldn’t ask or listen to anyone she wishes to ask.

    Just making the point that no one person has a monopoly on opinions. Facts of law are another matter

    Apologies if it came across otherwise.
     
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  7. Jamie H

    Jamie H · Well-Known Member

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    The law is simple on it really. Close contact.. Self isolate for 14 days whether you have symptoms or not.

    Only then get a test yourself if you develop symptoms
     
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  8. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    "guidance"
     
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  9. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The advice is-You do not need a test unless you show symptoms. Have you been in close proximity? If yes isolate for 14 days. You may test negative if you tested now but still get it in 13 days. That’s how long this stupid virus can take to show itself. People rushing off getting a test without symptoms are part of the problem. It tells you nothing unless you have symptoms. If you live in an area like I do that has been under watch, now in a high are, you should not have been in close proximity anyway so in that case you will be safe!!!!!
     
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  10. hankjam

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

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    Are there situations where you don't have symptoms but have it in the time it takes for symptoms to appear?
     
  11. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Law if contacted and directed to isolate as a contact by nhs or their agents (test and track for example)
     
  12. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Good reason not to download Serco's app?
     
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  13. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Of course. You can be asymptomatic but positive if you were tested in that 14 days. In this scenario though you would, under current advice, have no grounds to test so wouldn’t know. The only way you would know you were positive is to lie about symptoms and get a test or be qualified under a research scheme or employment basis. (Eg care home worker)
     
  14. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m sure that’s one reason why people don’t but the app is specifically excluded from the legislation as being a legal requirement to isolate. It is advisory unless nhs employee or agent. Shame but will please people sharing your views.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Now I actually agree with you on this one....
     
  17. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And having read some similar issues I too have chosen not to download it. But then I go to so few places and in such a way as I personally know anyone who I could possibly expose according to their guidelines (2m 15mins) and would update them as soon as there was any concern anyway. By and large I trust them to do the same, more than I would the app anyway.
     
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  18. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes I am very much the same.
     
  19. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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