Tag: COVID-19

#OzDSMS 2020

November 12, 2020 – #OzDSMS

12 hours later and so many thoughts are still swirling around in my head. ๐—ฅ๐—˜: ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐——๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต Communication failures added to the anxiety experienced by people with diabetes. Is it that diabetes puts us more at risk for contracting COVID-19 or is it that if we contract COVID we are greater risk of worse outcomes? (It’s the second one.) Do we really understand all those charts and graphs in the news? (Probably not.) Are we clear on what’s required locally in terms of mask wearing, what businesses are open or restricted, etc.? (It depends.) Also, could there be an upside to COVID-19 for people with diabetes? Not being able to go into the doctor’s office has changed the way we take care of ourselves. In some ways we can become more self-reliant. For instance, taking on self-checks of our feet. Also being in our own homes might just equalize

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July 15, 2020 – A Turning Point for Trust

Today is the day that I no longer fully trust the COVID-19 data being pushed out by the federal government. “As of Wednesday, hospitals are being instructed by HHS not to use [the CDC’s] system and instead to report to a new site set up by the department using a private contractor called TeleTracking. “The new system was set up by TeleTracking, a private company based in Pennsylvania, which was awarded the $10 million contract in a noncompetitive bid in April. Sen. Patty Murphy, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate health committee, wrote a letter to CDC Director Robert Redfield on June 3 asking why TeleTracking was awarded the contract on a noncompetitive basis.” Source: White House Strips CDC Of Data Collection Role For COVID-19 Hospitalizations via NPR

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Hitting the road. Is it even possible?

July 21, 2020 – Planning a Road Trip During COVID-19

My latest article on Type2Diabetes.com is all about that road trip you’re dreaming about. Summer is upon us. Is it time to hit the road? We are all simultaneously anxious to get out of the house after months of restrictions and still stay safe and healthy as we start venturing out. For those of us who live with type 2 diabetes and are at risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19, staying safe and healthy will take some extra thought and effort. Read more here: Planning a Road Trip During COVID-19

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