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Type 1 Diabetes and Addisons

cissiemc

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi,

I have type 1 diabetes and Addison’s disease. I am feeling very vulnerable to Covid and wondered if anyone else had the two conditions and whether they have asked their GP or specialist to be put on the shielding list.
Thank you.
 

Pumper_Sue

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi,

I have type 1 diabetes and Addison’s disease. I am feeling very vulnerable to Covid and wondered if anyone else had the two conditions and whether they have asked their GP or specialist to be put on the shielding list.
Thank you.
Hello and welcome to the forum.
As you are on steroids you should have been on the shielding list. Personally I didn't shield even though I had numerous letters advising to do so. It was unpractical to say the least. Only advantage of the letter was early vaccination. Which obviously makes no difference now as you will be vaccinated any day soon if not already done.
 

cissiemc

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi.

Thank you very much for your reply.

I don’t think there are many of us out there with Type 1 and Addison’s as well!


We’re you shielded based solely on these two diagnoses or was there another reason you were exceptionally vulnerable?

My GP has not been willing to add me to the list, and though in some ways it may seem pointless now, I want to be prepared should there be another rise in numbers/ new variant etc.

Thank you again.
 

Pumper_Sue

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
We’re you shielded based solely on these two diagnoses or was there another reason you were exceptionally vulnerable?
Hello again :)
The only reason I was put on the shielding list was due to the steroids I take for my Addison's disease.
As I said previously I chose not to shield due to other commitments.
Endo say's my diabetes is exceptionally well controlled. ( I have that in writing) :)

There are quite a few on here with Addison's so we are not alone:)
Hopefully having the vaccination will take the worry out of catching covid in the future for everyone.
 

cissiemc

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Thank you!

I have asked my GP twice to put me on the shielding list and they have refused.

I have my vaccine on Friday, so in someways it may now be pointless, but I still feel anxious to be on the shielding list in case there is another twist in the virus tale!

I am think I am going to email my endocrinologist to ask him to write to the GP. Perhaps that will help?!

Thank you again for your help.
 

Pumper_Sue

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Thank you!

I have asked my GP twice to put me on the shielding list and they have refused.

I have my vaccine on Friday, so in someways it may now be pointless, but I still feel anxious to be on the shielding list in case there is another twist in the virus tale!

I am think I am going to email my endocrinologist to ask him to write to the GP. Perhaps that will help?!

Thank you again for your help.
Hello Cissie,
I was left feeling unwell for about 50 hrs after my Jab and wished I had taken some extra steroid at the time.
So be warned and perhaps look at your steroid dosing on Friday and Saturday.
 
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