Patients Diabetes (Type 2)
Type 2 Diabetes and the Coronavirus - questions, concerns, precautions?
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Since the Coronavirus pandemic concerns many Americans (and Carenity members too), I've created this discussion to allow you to talk specifically about the virus in the context of Type 2 diabetes, as we all know that people with underlying health conditions can be more affected.
Are you worried about the coronavirus? Have you received any special instructions from your doctor regarding your care? Are you going to limit your travel? Do you have any advice for others?
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@Vancey That's great you're doing so well! I've been struggling to lose weight, especially now being cooped up at home because of the virus.
How is everyone today? Trying to stay positive through this chaos! Had to go to three stores to find toilet paper the other day! So silly!
Besides diabetes, I have depression and anxiety. My anxiety has been through the roof worrying about what the futures going to look like for everyone financially, myself included. I have a feeling there will be a lot of people filing for bankruptcy, myself included. Does anyone have any good ideas or advice about the financial aspect of all of this? Stay strong everyone and stay safe and well!!
I am type 2 Diabetic with Hypertension and Prostate Cancer ( Low Grade ). I have been quarantined for almost 28 days. I went on a cruise with my wife March 7-14 and have been in isolation ever since except for Food Shopping. I am not that scared but stressed..I have never had respitory issues so i am glad about that. My real fear is when i am allowed to go back to work i have to take Public transportation ( train ) and that will be very stressful. Also it's been hard falling asleep lately but i have had bouts with insomnia in the past..All in all i really can't complain...
@Denisr you are definitely not on your own with your concerns and fears. I too have a few health problems and I have done the same thing, just stay in the house and either send my brother out of have things delivered. But honestly I am so very scared!!
Hello I'm new to this I have type 2 diabetes high cholesterol asthma and work at a nursing home I'm a Nurses Aide and me and my husband take care of my mom she also has Type 2 diabetes high cholesterol high blood pressure and she works too. I'm worried that one of us is going to end up with the Sickness. I try to clean sanitize the house the best I can do
I am type 2 61 yo I have not stopped working at all. I work 40 hrs a week at a gas/convenience store. We see way more than 10 people at a time. We are about 6 inches away from people and handle money all day.
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I feel wonderful and only need to escape this beautiful home for a while. I normally get out every other day.
Hi everyone thank you for this group. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in February of 2019. My A1C was Over 16. The doctor wanted to put me on insulin right away as well as give me a pill to take twice a day. By the grace of God. I got my A1C down to 6.5. I only took the insulin for less than one week. I started to do a lot of walking. Now the covidid19 is happening. I’m very worried.
Hi everyone, it's great to see so many new names here! I hope you all are doing well and staying home and safe!
I was reading the OHSU diabetes center website today and I think they really explain well and clearly what we need to know as diabetics. We are NOT more susceptible to catching the virus and if we were to catch it we wouldn't necessarily be more likely than the average person to develop complications. If you have a comorbidity (another condition besides diabetes), especially one that impacts your immune system, your heart, etc., then you have reason to be more concerned. If you're younger and/or have your diabetes well under control without complications, you should be ok. But regardless, we all should be respecting CDC and state government recommendations (staying home, washing hands, coughing into your elbow, etc.).
Keep your chin up everyone, we're going to get through this! Let's keep all the doctors, nurses, hospital workers, first responders, etc. in our thoughts!
Idk sent all dump V-19 I believe the Dr. Office have change when I should get my A1C in May But note that date when move to middle of June some of other aptt I had been moves also like my pacemaker Dr.. Heart not till July. All people are so worried about C-19 I believe the new had blow up way to much yes it's still important to Right thing like wash r hands and if sick still home and get better. From a EX CNA
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