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Type 2 and vulnerable person shopping slots

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Dr Snoddy, May 14, 2020.

  1. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Click and collect would be an option but I can't get one of those slots either. This is probably because I live in South East London and competition is fierce. However, our street WhatsApp group are very good at helping one another and will offer to buy for others.
    I'm not desperate but really just exploring the options as people become less concerned about social-distancing.
     
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    Max68 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh absolutely if you have a car of course, or even maybe a neighbour or friend could pick it up for you. They are pretty lax by just asking a name rather than insisting on any paperwork etc.
     
  3. sunspots

    sunspots Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Now that it has been shown that 25% of deaths from COVID19 have diabetes as the underlying condition perhaps we shall be moved to the shielded group. Diabetes is associated with more deaths than, say, lung diseases for example.
     
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  4. TriciaWs

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

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    I applied via the govt extremely vulnerable page. I didn't come out as 'extremely' (as expected) but because I am high risk they passed my details onto the supermarkets, and a couple of weeks later I was given priority access for online shopping.
    A relief, as I'd been shopping online for years because of mobility problems yet my regular supermarket had cancelled my weekly slots.
    Worth trying it? Or just talk to your regular supermarket and ask for priority access?
     
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  5. Lemonie

    Lemonie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a link to the page please
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Lemonie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I asked because the page I went to only had the option to be extreme risk or not based on questions. If you did not have any of the extreme risk illnesses you were told no and goodbye. The poster suggested there was interaction so that's why I asked. Every question on the forum could be answered by 'go and google it' but that negates the whole purpose of a forum which is to share information. Thanks though.
     
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  8. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I had the same response when I tried because of my husband’s health issues.
     
  9. Libby3781

    Libby3781 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I shop with Tesco regularly & was unable to get any delivery slots. Have been self isolating from the start. So my hubby phoned the number & explained to Tesco, reasons for shielding diabetes & other conditions. They then added me to their priority list & have given us access to priority slots. So I personally would recommend speaking to the supermarkets direct, on any priority contact numbers they may have.

    See attached Tesco number. Hope this helps.
     

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  10. Concordjan

    Concordjan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I understood that by controlling an HA1c you are controlling the symptoms but still have diabetes so your immune system could still be below par. Have I got this wrong?
     
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  11. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I tend to agree with your understanding on this.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I have slightly elevated insulin resistance but have "passed" every other diagnostic test for T2. Does that mean I still have T2?
    I don't know but I'm not worried about the virus.
     
  13. Concordjan

    Concordjan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve never been tested for insulin resistance, so don’t know if I have that or alternatively just not producing enough. I’m worried about the virus as I know 3 families who have lost someone. Plus I’m in my 60s and diabetic. Looking at statistics that is high risk. I was really lucky and booked a regular weekly delivery slot with Asda 9 weeks ago. Only go out for a daily walk about 7.30am.
     
  14. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Define high risk..

    you are female which is a huge plus

    in your 60's is not high risk

    depending on your last HbA1c you are probably fine in BG terms so...
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    Please remember a tiny percentage of the population have died from this and even with multiple co-morbidities (which you don't have) a small percentage of people die and a much larger percentage recover completely.

    You are probably statistically more likely to die in a car crash than of COVID assuming where you live there are many cases so its even possible to catch it. Does that stop you driving or being driven?
     
  15. Concordjan

    Concordjan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The WHO says over sixties are at a higher risk and a quarter of covid19 deaths in hospital had diabetes. The 3 people I know who have died have been in their 60s, all men, so I do have being female in my favour. I don’t know anyone who has died in a car accident in the last two months. So yes I am still worried.
     
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    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    To answer the question re Shopping slots.

    I think it is a matter of location I live in the North East and over the last few weeks have managed to get click and collect slots which I prefer. I have also found that since the supermarkets have added more slots it has been even easier. I have used Tesco, Morrisons, Iceland and Asda. Asda seem to have slots whenever I visit the web site sometimes within a couple of days if people have cancelled, otherwise they tend to have slots a couple of weeks in advance. Iceland only show slots for a week and you usually have to log on around 11:00 am to find those although they have emailed me once to tell me that there was a slot available if I wished to log on and claim it (First come first served). When I first tried Morrisons I could not even get to their website, I was placed in a queue with the message if you are waiting for delivery slots there is none available. Now if I go to the website I still have to wait in a queue but usually for around a couple of minutes - if the message says something like delivery slots are limited then it usually means that there are some slots available. Just went on Tesco and whilst there were no slots available on the other two tabs, below is what's available now between May 18-24. Looks like they are limiting slots to one week in advance now.

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  17. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    @Dr Snoddy I’m in a similar part of London to you. Generally I’m happy to go to the store, but for topping up with heavy items delivery is perfect once in a while. After several weeks of getting nowhere near a delivery slot, I happened upon great Morrison’s availability while browsing online mid-afternoon on Friday.

    I booked one a couple of weeks later, but there were several available.
     
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  18. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Once again, thank you to all you kind people who took the time to reply!
     
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    Yes I have been getting slots I also had a letter/ phone call from nhs checking I was well and coping with shopping etc
     
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  20. Tannith

    Tannith · Well-Known Member

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    73% of deaths are over 70's, but they aren't shielded. Type 2 only doubles your risk, same as being male.
     
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