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Self isolation for 12 weeks ?????

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Liftupjoe, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Max68

    Max68 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd seriously ring your local supermarket branch and ask to be put in touch with the Manager. Might take some time but it's worth pushing. You are right though. Considering supermarkets are restricting some items, understandably, if you ask a neighbour who is off for their family shop to do your family shop it makes life very difficult. Might be worth seeing if there is a community group in your area. It's so difficult but it's hard to blame the Government or Supermarkets as this is unprecedented and there isn't a rule book for this. I hope if nothing else once this is all over no matter when it happens that we then prepare in all essential services for the next one.

    RReyes - If I were you I'd make contact with your Union if you are in one. Our Teaching Union were ones who sent all diabetics home last week!!
     
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  2. gillkin

    gillkin Type 1 · Active Member

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    Well I’m super confused, rang my GP Surgery yesterday, said I had type 1 diabetes and asked if I would receive a letter telling me to stay at home for 12 weeks? Was told yes I would. Reading the guidance on the Gov website after reading what’s been said here, I won’t get a letter?
     
  3. TJR56

    TJR56 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I just had THE LETTER today telling me I'm confined to barracks - no, my house - for 12 weeks, not for Type 1 but C.O.P.D., the result of a mis-spent youth...
     
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  4. jennie17efc

    jennie17efc · Member

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    I meant my ex employer not the government having my back and having compassion
     
  5. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No worries, it's all still as clear as mud, from what I can see! And I'm meant to advise others..........;)
     
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    Please below it does not look as though we are on the list of 12 weeker. I think it's game on for me I started week ago with funny throat dry aching neck and tight chest and I took a glass of water to bed which I never do. Yesterday it came back worse tight dry chest coughed only little aching legs and panicky.

    Blood sugar level Monday night 24 at 9pm shocked treated with novo rapid reading stayed up till 2:45 am as not sure what would happen when to bed around 3am kept lantus same as usual.

    Woke up ready for work still felt rough blood sugar 6.7 dosed extra 4 units novo rapid drove to train station and tested reading 18 pumped in 6 units novo rapid. Arrived late at work did not rush stille weak with high blood sugare mild tightness in chest very dry. Tested at work as soon as arrived about 11am reading 17 pumped in another 6 units novo rapid still felt rough with high blood sugar.

    By 1pm its down to 6.3 so decided this took 5 hours to get down to this level so decided to have luch felt better for normal blood sugar chest tight and dry not coughing as drunk plenty of water. Also back aching and a mild pain to sides of spine low down.

    Stayed at work and relief to go after being furloughed got someone to pick me up and drop me at train station to pick car up and continued testing and injecting.

    Still tight chest and very sore in centre of chest I wish I could be tested as would like to know it this is it seems to be same sympton but worse in chest but no temperature.

    Thats my day hope rest of you go ok.


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  7. Max68

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    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    I’m seeing this chest tightness without fever and with only the mildest of infrequent coughs reported more and more. I’ve had it and so have quite a few people I’ve spoke with. Kirsty Allsopp reported the same in the news and her husband is confirmed. I’ve seen it on the news with a Chinese nurse reporting it as first symptom a few days ago too.
     
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  9. MollieB

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    In the US grocery stores are the ones hiring right now. Amazon, CVS, and Wal-Mart are all looking to hire about 500,000 employees (across the US) to do their deliveries. I don't know the extent of your "lock downs" but your grocery stores should be hiring your restaurant, theater workers, etc who may have been shut down to do their deliveries.
     
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    How is your company allowed to make up it's own at risk categories when there is government publications showing the at risk groups. That sounds dangerous for you and any patient that your treating.
     
  11. dmckatana

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    My friend who isn't diabetic got a text message on Sunday night @2350 to tell him he must shield for 12 weeks. It very firmly stated that he must not go out the house or have face to face contact with anyone. Also is he develops any of the symptoms he must seek medical advice right away. That the isolation for 7 days doesn't count. He will receive a letter and the shielding starts from the date of the letter. Also your employer cant make you return to work until you receive another letter telling you its safe to do so.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    My son-in-law has been told to keep working by his boss, my SIL maintains swimming pools, yes swimming pools. Clients, who saw him yesterday, said 'what are you doing here, why are you working ? !! It is not a key job in any way and will not help to keep the country going :wideyed:
     
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  13. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Morning! Arrived at Swansea on this lovely sunny morning with my student buddy. Car shared today figuring that as we’re sharing an ambulance (we’re based at the same station) it was ok. I’ve got my driving assessment this morning... :D
     
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  14. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you have to nee naw for the test? Swansea will fear there’s another case of hazmat. Good luck, break a leg (and don’t forget the splints), and do well, we know you can.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Good luck :)
     
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    Good luck Looper! x
     
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    I also work in a hospital and have been sent home to self isolate. I've been told for 7 days but I thought it was at left 14 days and could be longer. So will just have to closely monitor the situation.
     
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    Marko42 · Newbie

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    Why are people with type1 diabetics not on the list from NHS to isolate for 12 weeks ?
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    A heads up for an update on COVID-19 tonight: 25th March.
    CORONA VIRUS:YOUR ESSENTIAL UPDATE, BBC [email protected] 7.30pm.
     
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