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Type 2 why not self isolate??

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by swan45, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. swan45

    swan45 Type 2 · Member

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    I see now that the specifics of who can self isolate are now given . So diabetes 1 is now to isolate. Diabetes 2 is to self distance. Hahaha what a joke.. i cannot distance i work in a supermarket. I work on the till. I handle cash of course. I am in my late 50s and have smoked in the past and not fit and have to have a flu jab yearly. So i know i would suffer severley if i got the virus knowing the symptoms one gets and it basically can cause your organs to fail if you are diabetic. So as there is no cure in sight outlook is grim if type 2 people get it. I have taken a couple of weeks holiday from my next years holday period to give me some isolation from it. Once thats over what am i supposed to do.? Get out there and work amongst people and hope i dont get i suppose. We are not even at the worst part of the outbreak yet so its said to be worse to come. So it could be a virus here to stay if they don't find a cure. So basically the government with respect to who should or not isolate depending on thier risk assessment choices are dealing us a grave card. Thanks .
     
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  2. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Hi, where does it say that, please?
     
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    #2 LooperCat, Mar 22, 2020 at 8:00 PM
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    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought T1s were self isolating too?
     
  4. Lemonie

    Lemonie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    All diabetics have been advised to practice strict social distancing not isolation. No difference between T1 and T2.
     
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  5. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    All diabetics are “strongly advised” to follow “stringent social distancing” in the U.K. That’s different to “self isolation” which is complete quarantine/lockdown in your home. We can still go out, buy food, and work (when we can’t work from home or are key workers) - we’re just supposed to keep a 2m distance from other people where possible.
     
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  6. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    OOps, sorry, I meant "social distancing". The terminology is easy to get wrong (for me anyway). :)

    And on a brighter note, my daughter sent me this "where's wally the coronavirus edition".

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    We’re having to learn a lot of new jargon, aren’t we? I’ve done a fair bit of explaining the phrases we’re using in the U.K. to people today!

    And if only that book was accurate. Sadly the beaches here have been heaving with people :(
     
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    Spoz Type 1 · Member

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    I'm not really familiar with type 2 specifics - is it an autoimmune condition or just hereditary?
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    There are a few causes of type 2, type 1 is an autoimmune condition.
     
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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And just to complicate tings a little more it's not that uncommon for someone first diagnosed with t2 to find they're actually a T1, I'm maybe wrong but I once read Theresa May was at first diagnosed t2.
     
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    edan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Where is the information about type 1 isolating and type 2 distancing from?
     
  12. swan45

    swan45 Type 2 · Member

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    I heard it on tv now i am wondering if i did as no one can find the info on it ! I really am sure they definatley said about type 1 being in the 12 week isolation as they said type 1 in the higher risk catagory so maybe they got it wrong and therefore its not showing up. I just am fed up with it now and want it to go away but it wont. I am worrying about my job and catching it and money my family arghh. No more than we all are.
     
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    #13 Danmiluk, Mar 23, 2020 at 5:04 AM
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  14. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Which in itself should be a red flag since the aetiology and myriad confounding factors that go along with metabolic syndrome means that conflating the two conditions is patently an erroneous oversimplification that renders the advice meaningless for the sake of neatness.

    Even with regard to just the actual diabetes there are endless nuances and distinctions which bring about differences in overall morbidity risk. My avatar is watching anyone who thinks that type 1 and type 2 should be lumped together in this.
     
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    #14 Jim Lahey, Mar 23, 2020 at 6:29 AM
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    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've no idea but is a diet-controlled T2 at the same risk as an insulin-dependent T1?
    Or indeed T1s or T2s who are poorly controlled?

    In another direction I posted this on another thread which may be of interest......
    Some thoughts and ideas from Dr Malcom Kendrick
     
  16. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    In English please :)
     
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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    China did not publish this information for their deaths, so until there have been many more people dying in the west we will not know.

    Age is clearly a large factor, and any other risk factors added to, old age increases the risk.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have mislaid my thesaurus
     
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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, can't help as I've eaten mine :p
     
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