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Re: [IPk] How vulnerable are we?



 If you only have T1D and no other conditions (and are under 70 and generally
healthy), therebs really no need to self-isolate unless you know you have a
particularly bad reaction to viruses etc.
So I wouldnbt worry too much.
Di

 > On 7 May 2020, at 16:30, Ruth Gibbins
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Hi Gema,
 > Ibve been asking the same question! Ibve got Type 1, yes but nothing else.
My
 > husband and I both self isolated early March before the lockdown. I was
unsure
 > whether I should or not, but my hubby bless him is terrified that I will get
it
 > and die, and if he went out to the shops he would bring the virus home, so
for a
> while we lived on what we had.
> 
 > Webve now got a local veg shop from 7 miles away delivering veg locally once
a
 > week. (we live in the Herefordshire countryside with only one local post
office
> and general store 3 miles away.) Everything is washed on arrival in the porch
> and post is put into quarantine for 24hrs.
> 
 > Our neighbour is over 80 and also self isolating. Webve been able to get
just
> the 2 Tesco deliveries for us and her, after I stayed up until midnight three
 > days a week with no result, then logging in every couple of hours for the
rest
 > of the week. I eventually found a slot at 6am. Fortunately we heard that a
local
 > garden centre had started doing a shop and collect service, so we pay online
and
 > they give us a time to arrive - itbs a bit hit and miss as to whether
theybve
> got what we asked for, and itbs expensive but itbs better than nothing. My
 > husband wonbt go to the local shop- itbs tiny and they donbt limit
customers.
> 
 > Ibve seen some type 1bs posting online that they are still going to work
etc,
 > but I feel webve been a bit left out in the cold - should I have locked
myself
> away for 2 1/2 months? Ibve been busy - very busy, making scrubs for health
 > workers which has kept me occupied but that seems to be winding down a bit
now.
 > Ibve been out on my bike round the country lanes and out for walks but Ibve
no
 > idea what itbs like in the outside world, in fact I wonder how Ibll cope
going
> back out again- Ibve no idea if we should wear masks or not, or how I should
> behave around others. I havenbt much confidence in what the government are
> telling us, or if indeed we are at higher risk.
> Ruth
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