Dan Reis This is a repost from a registered nurse , a certified diabetes educator and a veteran type 1
I’m a Registered Nurse and a type 1 over 20 years my self which is also why I’m sharing this to all my groups and hope it will be helpful.
PSA: Autoimmune is not the same thing as immunocompromised.
T1s are not more likely to get Covid-19 just because they have T1. Having chronic high sugars and high A1c might make some people immunocompromised. Having genetics that give you a weaker immune system might make you more likely to get it. Having other autoimmune conditions that are treated with immunocompromising drugs might make you immunocompromised. But just having T1 doesn’t make you more likely to get Covid-19.
Every person has their own unique immune system. Some people with a weak immune system might be more likely to get sick from any virus or bacteria.
Having T1 and getting sick with anything, including Covid-19, can put you into DKA due to being sick. If you have T1 and also heart disease or high blood pressure or COPD, that might make your illness more complicated and severe. This is true for any illness.
Be careful. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Stay away from other people as much as possible. Make sure you have as many T1 supplies as you can so that your trips to pharmacies (where sick people go) is limited. Drink lots of water and work on minimizing the time you’re in the high sugar range. Don’t worry that just because you have T1 that means you’re more likely to get Covid-19.
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I found the bolded section interesting. What do u all think? I don’t have the original source.