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Type 2 Diabetes and the coronavirus - should I stop working?
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With this virus going about I have type 2 diabetes and still working should I be staying at home.
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@Ned777 Hello Ned777, thank you for starting this discussion. This is such a stressful time for those of us with chronic illnesses, so I think many other members may be wondering the same thing. Have you received any advice from your GP or the NHS?
Hello members, what do you all think? Do you have any advice for Ned777? Have any of you stopped working? Have you had any guidance from your doctor or a letter from the NHS?
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I have been furloughed and there is no government advice to say about diabetics which I think is wrong I am sure they could offer advice on this I feel fit and healthy
I contacted my doctor who has initially signed me off for four weeks. However I know a few people who have not been supported to stay off work. I work in residential with children, so I wouldn't be able to socially distance myself at work.
Im type 2 diabetes and work in a special needs school and the nhs said no way should i ne working as i cant do social distancing.
Sorry but cant someone just give us the correct information the goverment states we dont need to self isolate or do we I wish someone would come clean with us all and tell us how can can you social distance if you work in retail shops
Are we high risk sector or not please come clean the British Government with us all my wife is working on wards where it is and I am worried for her safety .
Even you own doctors dont really know
i am a community midwife, working full time. I do some work from home, but I still have to do essential homework visits , and antenatal clinics. I am a type 2 diabetic, with mild asthma and a BMI of 38. I had to fight to get myself removed from the on call rota, because I see the hospital as a high risk environment.
I am anxious everyday, because i never know what I am walking into. I am terrified I will contract COVID - and it will kill me! I don’t know whether I should even be having direct patient contact. Any words of advice?
All we really know is with a under condition we are at a higher risk its like any other illness some get it worse than others it we don't know what way it will go all we can do is follow the rules and try and stay safe .
I work in the NHS and have type 2 diabetes I am tablet controlled but my blood sugars are not very well controlled due to a change of medication. I am hoping that the next month it will settle down. I also suffer from neuropathy in both feet. My work supervisor did a risk assessment on me and I triggered two risks because of diabetes and high blood pressure, the outcome of this is I must have no patient contact, therefore they are now looking to set me up for home working. I hope this helps xx
I am a teacher, and was isolating before the Easter holidays because my son was unwell. However I am back on the rota for Friday, to look after the children of key workers. I have a BMI of over 40, so tick two of the high risk categories. Should I be at school? Social distancing is totally impossible with young children, and not can I wear a mask. I want to go back but also feel anxious. Any advice please?
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