Underlyning health conditions

Being a type 1 diabetic and asthmatic who is using a steroid inhaler twice daily. I feel like we should be in the shielding category.

There is more than enough evidence to prove that diabetics are more likely to pick up infections and have even more complications due to this.

Diabetes was removed from 'extremely vulnerable' to 'higher risk' this means that we only have to social distance which is not really enough in my option.

Of course I dont want to be in a position to sheild but for the sake of possibly getting ketoacidosis due to infection. With unclear guidelines anywhere as to why we were demoted category.

I feel that anyone who receives the annual ful jag from there gp should be getting a letter with clear guidance and not just.

I know not everyone should need to sheild of that get the fly jab however being diabetic and asthmatic I feel like we should be shielding as it's not safe

Why the contribution is important

To protect my own health as I know what happens anytime I never get a common cold never mind the drastic effects COVID-19 would have on a diabetic person

by Kayleighcowan94 on May 08, 2020 at 05:24PM

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  • Posted by IndyScot1000 May 08, 2020 at 17:40

    If you’ve had a bad chest infection in the past 6 months but not underlying and are over 60,
    should you be placed in the vulnerable category?

    Let’s face it another infection plus your age and being open to catching it say, at work, could kill you.
    Yet if not placed in this category, cross fingers and jump?
  • Posted by Haggis59 May 08, 2020 at 17:54

    I agree with Kayleighcowan94. I'm asthmatic and over the last l2 month's I've had 5 chest infections and in hospital with pneumonia (before virus). I'm on steroid inhaler twice daily for years but not on shielding list or any list. Feel very vulnerable currently especially since covid 19 attacks lungs and airways. To be asthmatic and diabetic double the risk and shielding lists should be reviewed.
  • Posted by Missy May 08, 2020 at 19:10

    People with heart conditions and diabetes need to be added to the extremely vulnerable list as the data shows that they have the highest risk of death from covid.
  • Posted by Slaurand May 08, 2020 at 19:17

    Could GPs refer people to receive shielding letters based on their knowledge of the patient's personal medical history? I'm addition to general letters for specific conditions being sent out.
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