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T1D and 75

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Pam R, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Pam R

    Pam R · Member

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    I have T1D, 75 years old and I am due to have back surgery in mid April ( if it goes ahead!) Should I self isolate as a precaution?
     
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  2. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You should contact your local surgery/diabetes clinic or even 111 for better advice on that ma'am, I'd say yes, as far as is possible but aren't in any way qualified to give that as advice, so it's just personal opinion. :)
     
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  3. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That decision may be taken out of your hands with the Health Secretary saying that self isolation is one of the options the government is considering.

    Unfortunately the probability that non urgent surgery will be postponed is a greater risk.

    I wish there was a decent answer, but as kev-w says, it's best to ask 111 or the hospital, perhaps even the surgeon involved. At least the surgeon is likely to be the first to know of planned postponement.

    I wish you all the very best.
     
  4. Pam R

    Pam R · Member

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    Thank you both for your comments. I have spoken to my diabetes nurse and she has said that I should self isolate even if my operation doesn’t go ahead. I am going to have an immaculately clean house and “garden of the year” by the end of my isolation!
     
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