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Is Type 2 Coronavirus low risk

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Kilchoman, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. Kyambala

    Kyambala Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning Dave,

    Well done Dave. Every little bit of information helps - and if that information is backed up by medical information, all the better. I have had Covid 19 last March - and I don't want it again. It has taken me this long to get over it and I am still not sure that I really am over it.

    Have a nice day.
     
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  2. DCB 2

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

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    Thank you no problem, I am glad to pass on any information I have learned. Covid was the reason the reason why I came back to the forum during the initial stages of the pandemic. There was not any information and needed a sounding board to discuss what I found

    I will be pulling for you getting over Covid ......

    Dave
     
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  3. Kyambala

    Kyambala Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good afternoon Dave,

    Thank you for your Post.
     
  4. MetabolicJim

    MetabolicJim Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am not a doctor but I think uncontrolled diabetes can cause inflammation which affects the immune system. If you look at the Wikipedia page for neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio you will see that it is a marker for inflammation and “NLR can be used as a prognostic marker for COVID-19 given the significant difference of NLR between those died and recovered from COVID-19.”

    Not really sure how this helps you could test your NLR but it’s probably better to try and bring down your blood sugar with diet. Low carb helps for sure. I am currently trying to minimise polyunsaturated fats from seed oils
     
  5. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    My take on T2 as a risk factor for COVID-19 is that if your metabolism is broken and you have insulin resistance then you are at a higher risk than someone whose metabolism is fully functioning. I was a well controlled T2 and whilst that is obviously preferable to having a high HbA1c at the onset of Covid-19, it is just one factor. From my experience having insulin resistance, and being overweight because of it, is what made my illness worse than it might have been if I had been metabolically healthy.
     
  6. DCB 2

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

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    Bingo ...... I discovered this this in my own personal research and thought the best way to deal with this mess was to have my numbers under control. Timing is everything with this once you are sick you just can not turn on a switch and then get things under control, you have to be proactive get things under contol before anything happens.
     
  7. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Mine have been under control for 8 years. 8 months on from catching Covid19 I am still not well, that's why I say metabolic health is more important than merely being a well controlled T2. The best way to deal with it of course is not to get sick in the first place.
     
  8. Steve Hare

    Steve Hare Type 2 · Member

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    Hi there where did you get the info regarding extreme risk if very hi hba1c an should have shielded?
     
  9. DCB 2

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

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    Steve,

    The following is from an earlier post from this thread:

    https://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(20)30238-2#.XqxOw3EastwitterVI.

    Even if you are a well controlled diabetic you are at risk from Covid complications. The following paper explain it in more detail, but gist of it is that Covid may inhibit the pancreas releasing insulin.

    https://www.diabetesresearchclinicalpractice.com/article/S0168-8227(20)30416-2/fulltext

    There is great a deal of information in earlier posts of this thread. If you want talk I would be glad to do it off line

    Dave
     
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