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Diabetic nurse opinion on corona risk

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Paulm80, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Now you are being obtuse. And standing by your previous suggestions that are potentially dangerous to others. Not everyone can control their blood sugar levels as easily as you appear to be able to.
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    No they really aren't.. and saying such is simply fear mongering..
     
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  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Obtuse?
    Many people seem to be able to keep their sugars low through diet you included.. which is a protective measure.. I fail to see the danger in that.
     
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  4. Paulm80

    Paulm80 · Well-Known Member

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    Because I have reversed it she says, so technically diabetes isn’t present ! Glad I started this thread tho, some very cheerful reading!
     
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  5. nomoredonuts

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

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    This is completely unnecessary scare-mongering, backed up with a flimsy premise and debatable interpretation of statistics.


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  6. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I fail to see how a diabetic forum is not concerned about that figure. I am in no way scaremongering.......I just fail to see how anyone can be "comfortable" with that figure. I hope that the figure quoted is incorrect.
    Yes I am concerned about the situation we are in, 49 years type 1, most of them not very well controlled and with underlying problems as well.


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  7. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    @porl69 makes a very important point, highlighting a very real concern. The “worried well” have developed a nasty habit of saying it’s “only” the elderly or people with serious health issues that die to reassure themselves - not very reassuring when you’re in that group. People need to show some sensitivity to the fears of others rather than just seek to make themselves feel as though they’re not in any danger from this.
     
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  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I'm 62, arrggghhhhh :wideyed:
     
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  9. Draco16

    Draco16 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @ianf0ster but would you not agree that both the Italian and Chinese figures show far worse mortality rates for diabetics versus non diabetics?
     
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  10. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just realised this is in the type 2 part of the forum, so maybe my opinion is not really relevant here???
     
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  11. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    49 yrs experience of any type of diabetes is always going to be relevant.
     
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  12. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry RRB not trying to scare you x
     
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  13. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Italians are dying at an alarming rate, diabetic or not, very frightening and my heart goes out to all who are affected by COVID-19.
     
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  14. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    No I'm not frightened, it's fine, I should of put this:rolleyes: after the :wideyed: @porl69
    I know as we get older it can be a more anxious time, life can be lottery.
    Stay safe :)
     
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  15. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Type 1 grit xx
     
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  16. Mike Sixx

    Mike Sixx · Well-Known Member

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    You do realize that mask protects you much more than it protects her ?

    Surgical mask is pretty much useless protecting the wearer from anything else than from someone spitting into their mouth. In normal exhale people spit saliva into the air. Surgical mask prevents that, like that spit getting into open woulds in surgery.
     
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  17. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    It's more the elderly with serious health conditions?

    Not too helpful for people in that group but even then about 85% survive it.
    Scaremongering helps no-one ..?
     
  18. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Like parents, grandparents, friends?
     
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  19. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    How is making them afraid in the slightest bit helpful?
    Keep away from them if we are ill for sure but implying if you have diabetes 35% may die isn't true anyway and doesn't help in the slightest.
     
  20. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I didn’t say diabetics had a 35% chance of dying. I said that it’s an unpleasant trait of the worried well to write off those who have died as “only” elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
     
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