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Any diabetics worried about COVID19?

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Redrover87 · 11/03/2020 15:59

I’m 32 and have been type 1 since I was 9. I would say I control it well and this reflects in my notes eg HBa1c test

I’ve read that the mortality rate for diabetics is 9.6% which is scary and it’s also the second most high risk group under cardiovascular illnesses.

My question is, does it matter how well controlled I am? As I always thought I’d live a long and healthy life just the same as anybody else as long as I kept my levels stable. Or am I basically fucked because I’m diabetic?

Should I self isolate now or be thinking about it in the coming weeks?

For background, I rarely get ill and when I do it’s only for a couple of days (never been hospitalised) so I would say this is a sign of a good immune system. Could anybody shed some light on how dangerous this is for me?

I’d also love to hear from any other diabetics (type1 or 2) on how they’re feeling about all of this.

Sorry for my rambling, I’m just freaking myself out a bit especially after reading about the 56 year old woman with diabetes who died today on Bali from COVID19.
I’m also a single mother to a 2 year old so I’m worried about leaving her if it gets serious and I have to be hospitalised or worse.

Thanks for reading my ramblings !Grin

OP posts:

ch3rrycola · 29/04/2020 18:30

I'm type 1
I eat chocolate and crisps
Hope no one is judging me
I also go to work every day at the train station
Still alive so far 🥳


Snoodleberry · 29/04/2020 18:52

T1 for 26 years, 36 years old, hba1c of 41 so well controlled (thanks to Dexcom) but currently in a panic given the latest stats in all the media from the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections report. Sad

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