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Is Everyone Managing to Eat usual foods?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by type two paul, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Popped out for some essentials this afternoon.

    A shop assistant in our local Spar told me that they don't have enough drivers and trucks to keep up with demand, so I think that perhaps the supply chains are not as robust as many would hope, even if there is food at wholesalers.

    If drivers start getting sick then we've got even bigger problems on the way.
     
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  2. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm glad Whole Foods is still delivering. They sent me an email so I must check with my local WF but it's nice to know they're still open.
    Your cats are lovely BTW. :)
     
  3. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Our local Iceland's is not opening tomorrow they have been wiped out nothing on the shelves nothing in their storage whatsoever.
     
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  4. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Very scary. Presumably they don't get deliveries on Sunday.
    Hopefully come Monday morning they will be open and restocking their shelves.
     
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  5. Rustytypin

    Rustytypin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Just tried booking a delivery from Tesco, no slots available in the next three weeks! Sainsbury are not taking on any new registrations. Seems like I will have to go in person to the local supermarket, so much for isolation as one of the “vulnerable group “. Any suggestions?
     
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  6. Brunneria

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    I suggest you check with the local supermarkets to find one that is offering times when the elderly or those at risk can shop while everyone else is excluded.

    Alternatively place an interim order with another company. Many places offer food purchases over the internet. Amazon is a big one, although their delivery times are (quite understandably!) longer than usual. Your local butcher may be running a delivery service. There are companies offering veg box delivery.

    Also, have you checked to see if they have any ‘click and collect’ slots? Sometimes they aren’t as booked up as the deliveries.
     
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  7. Rustytypin

    Rustytypin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    My local butcher does home deliveries, we usually go in person, but have registered for home delivery. They don’t do veg etc so we might end up carnivores!!!
    The main problem will be non food and household goods.
    Must admit I hadn’t thought of Amazon, - have to investigate. Thanks for the suggestions, they have prompted my old brain to think outside the box.
     
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  8. Brunneria

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    i have been trying not to order from Amazon since the situation escalated. I figure they are busy enough, and I hadn’t needed anything important - but then yesterday I placed a largish dog food order. Pretty essential, say the mutts. :D
     
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  9. Walking Girl

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    I received a corporate email tonight from WF that said they consider themselves an essential service, and have every intention of staying open. Lots of extra pay, sick time, etc to workers to do so. At least they are trying.

    The cats are brothers, and litter mates. After a beautiful tuxedo, like yours, passed after 18 years I put about that I wanted a bonded pair. I ended up with these 2 nutters...who I love dearly.
     
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  10. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you. ^. .^
     
  11. Jim Lahey

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

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    The irony amid all this hoarding is that, where I live at least, supermarkets have become ground zero for contracting the virus. Thousands of people clambering over each other to buy-up everything in sight. Just so they can go home to their war bunker in the back garden with a hundred rolls of toilet paper and the disease they just caught :shifty:
     
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  12. copilost

    copilost Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you thought of contacting freegle? I received this from them:

    COVID-19 - Can you help? Do you need help?
    Over the next couple of months, quite a lot of people may be ill and need help with practical things like shopping and medicines. Maybe not yet, but maybe soon.

    Maybe you can help. Maybe you (or someone you know) will need help. Let’s see if we can connect people so that we’re ready.

    If you can help, or you think you might need help, please let us know here:

    https://www.ilovefreegle.org/covid

    We're trying to connect people who need help with other people nearby who can provide it.

    We don’t know how many responses we get. Maybe we’ll just get a few - if so then we’ll leave it in the (washed) hands of other people. Maybe we’ll get loads, and we’ll need to work out how to put people in touch safely - that would be a good problem to have. We won’t pass on your details before getting back in touch with you.
     
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  13. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    We went out for fresh milk yesterday and whilst I thought the main area of the supermarket was not too bad, when we got to the checkouts, half of them were closed. The ones that were open were all adjacent to each other, thus forcing people to queue shoulder to shoulder.

    This 1 to 2 meters 'thing' is like rocket science to some people.
     
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  14. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    In this house, Friday is often chippy night. There's no way I can do anything with batter (except on gluten free nights, if I wanted it), but I might steal some of my OH's chips.

    Whilst the queue was all very respectful, and at distance, one young lady, with child in tow, declared to the definitely pension age gentleman behind her that he didn't need to keep distance from her, because she was OK.

    Needless to say, she got some very robust feedback from someone further up the queue who declared himself a surgeon (he is). He informed her she was misguided and suggested the gentleman step back and she read some decent information when she'd finished her chips.

    Ooooer, vicar.
     
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  15. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Flexibillity is the key, my wholemeal loaf tail end needs warming to freshen the bread :p (mum had no qualms scraping mould off white bread and toasting it as a kid but she'd lived thru ww11 :p) so I had eggs benedict for brekkers as I had fresh white muffins, works out if I forgo the jug of porridge oats the carbs work out quite well, a bit fattening and I don't often eat bacon but you can have a cheat day once in a while I guess :p

    Can I just say that Morrisons wholemeal > Tesco Henderson's wholemeal by far :)
     
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  16. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I actually had a proper meal today for lunch, one that would have been a good meal before T2 diagnosis. Roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green peas. The beef and peas came from cans, the potatoes, dried, came from a box. I am not buying any fresh foods these days; I want food that hasn't been handled or breathed on or sneezed on by other customers; food that was hopefully processed before the coronavirus hit. The only "fresh" foods I am eating these days are yogurt and cheese.
     
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  17. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So your answer is “no I am not eating my usual food”. What did the potatoes do to your bgl?
     
  18. HSSS

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    Just read about pleas for scientists for rationing.

    In principle I agree with this rather than they way shops are doing it now. 2 tins per shopper is very different for a slight pensioner v a family of 5 with 3 teenagers. My mum (live alone) would have 2-4 meals from that. It would feed 2 of my kids leaving one starving along with me and his father. Only answer right now is repeated visits repeating exposure.

    However the plea is for it to be based on eatwell:arghh:

    https://apple.news/AA9-v49GeQrmbPQg2J6HV1A
     
  19. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    But if they're sensible, they get 30 crates full of the things delivered to their door - according to something I read yesterday an Ocado driver made such a delivery, but It may well be a case of (dare I say...) Chinese whispers and a potential urban myth... but the mind boggles - if you'll pardon the pun! o_O

    And back to topic - I'm still eating normally, but after next food delivery on Wednesday will see how it goes.
     
  20. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I had a delivery from Asda on Saturday no toilet rolls were available.
     
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