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Re: [IPk] Testing

Hi Rhoda and Ian,

Thanks for confirming that the list is still alive, even if not
kicking so much currently.

Don't worry about the toilet paper. I think the panic buying may be
mostly a phenomenon of the sudden transition to this new situation.

Here in Israel, the government has been earlier than the UK in its
pronouncements - of course no one can know for certain what is best,
but the bottom line is that the panic buying started sooner here, and
is now stabilizing. Lots of toilet paper in the supermarket on
Thursday, much more than at the beginning of last week. People are
adjusting to a new (ab?)normal situation.

Of course as people with type 1 DM we are at somewhat increased risk
since it's an autoimmune disease.

But what bothers me personally at present in regard to DM is that the
panic has generated high BG which is still quite hard to control, even
though my personal panic level is subsiding - or so it seems to me.
And to minimize risks of catching any bugs, as well as of keeping well
in the future, it's particularly important to maintain normal BG as
much of the time as possible. And reduced activity due to attempts at
what is being referred to as "social distancing" and closure of the
gym and pool doesn't help. Oh well, we're going for an 8km hike this
afternoon in a nearby national park - that should help.

Take care and keep well,

On Sun, 15 Mar 2020 at 18:32, Rhoda Martin
<email @ redacted> wrote:
>  Still functioning Nanette. Avoiding infection as best we can - but with no
 > testing unless in hospital who knows what is going on. Madness reigns supreme
 > stores. I feel sorry for all those folk who must have severe diarrhoea- at
> - to judge by the scarcity of toilet rolls to buy!!! Guess it will be back to
> the old style squares of newspapers or similar!
> Keep well.
> Rhoda
>  > On 15 Mar 2020, at 14:47, Nanette Freedman
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > I'm just testing to make sure the list is functioning, since there
> > have been so few mails recently.
> > I'm wondering if everyone is in some sort of Corona virus daze,
> > wondering what will happen next, or if this is just one of the natural
> > fluctuations of the list.
> > Keep well and healthy.
> > All the best
> > Nanette
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