Auntie bee here , this time putting out a call for advice, it isn't specifically PMR related I'm afraid , but some PMR sufferers may know if they have had Covid and have diabetes too.
I am saying timing is everything because it sounds a little more polite than Sod's Law.
It really does feel like that this morning , as my period of Shielding after a serious infection finished 72 hours ago and my husband could finally sit nearer to me without a mask.
Of course now we discover that despite all the mask wearing and window opening he has been doing in his classroom and a shower and change of clothes each night he tested Covid Positive this morning.
I have tested negative this morning so touch wood so far.
Anyway , he's ok at present but coughing and a little heavy in the breath.
I have been trying to get some details about the personal experience of Type 1 Diabetics , or medicated Type 2's to see if they had any tips for diabetic relevant self care.
Specifically , I'm interested to know if anyone knows if Covid has a big impact on sugar levels, most infections make the sugars go high , does it do the same?
does it cause increased confusion if the blood sugars swing?
I have looked on the HU sites and another support group for Diabetes so far and the communities just don't seem to talk about these things like you do here ... so I am hoping you could help.
Obviously , with my immunity issues I really can't get into a position were i would need to hold the OH down to feed him or inject... the diabetic carers version of all in wrestling is something that does not fit in with social distancing and I would prefer not to have to call out an ambulance to help deal with him if at all possible.
Any thoughts or links would really be appreciated
perhaps I should make him wear a bell .... slightly perturbed , Auntie Bee