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Type 1 and Covid-19

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by gregorgregor30, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. gregorgregor30

    gregorgregor30 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi,

    I know... Keep calm and wash your hands :bored:

    Has anyone out there had any communication from your diabetes team in relation to the outbreak. I know the NHS will be extremely busy and maybe I am naive think that they would contact us considering we are high risk?

    Anyone had any contact?


    TIA

    Gregor
     
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  2. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No....

    The high risk is basically due to the risk of ketones, the same as the flu would bring....

    They don't contact you during the flu so wont be doing it with this I imagine....
     
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  3. gregorgregor30

    gregorgregor30 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi, thanks for the reply.
     
  4. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Its hard not to get worried about everything with all the media hype.....but keep control good and you'll be in the best position to fight anything that comes your way....
     
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  5. gregorgregor30

    gregorgregor30 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I get it, I know the media hype it. the paper written on 45000ish chinese cases has some worrying figures in it. My control is pretty good but also asthmatic which is another of the risky underlying conditions. I'm sure it will be fine. My work have just put a sign up on the room next to my desk for people to phone NHS if they think they have the symptoms even though that isn't the current guidelines. Perhaps I'll try to work from home next week and see how things go!

    Thanks for the advice. :)

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/...more-severe-and-they-are-surprisingly-common/
     

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  6. kareeta

    kareeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    I'm also Type 1 & Asthmatic (usually very well controlled). Not usually a worrier but this is starting to peak my anxiety as momentum builds. Fingers crossed!
     
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  7. gregorgregor30

    gregorgregor30 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Fingers crossed. I've been allowed to work from home but my other half can't at present. Let's hope the related death toll is as low as possible.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    No, nothing.
     
  9. LucySW

    LucySW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not quite. Or not just, anyway. Of course we are at risk of dehydration & DKA. We should all have rehydrating salts at home.

    The point is also that high BG & lots of glycated hemoglobin (crudely, as I understand it) promotes & feeds both bacterial & viral infection. So the c attack is stronger.

    This was a good place to start: https://beyondtype1.org/coronavirus-and-type-1-diabetes/
     
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