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Old 02-28-2020, 17:40   #1
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A rather morbid thread but of those people who have died from the corona virus I wonder how many had comprised immune systems because of living with Type 1 or 2 Diabetes.

I hope no one but it would be a relevant data to have.

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Old 02-29-2020, 02:03   #2
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Don't know if that info has been assimilated or not, but it does seem we may be more susceptible than non-diabetics. This article says we are. Men moreso than women even.

Here is another article that says don't panic.

Here is another article that does say some were diabetics.

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I was listening to some infectious disease experts on the radio and the topic of vulnerability took up a bulk of the program. Interestingly, kids seemed least vulnerable. Of the (numbers are best recall) approx 77K cases, only 300 or so were kids <10 yo. And of those, zero deaths. From 10-17 yo (again approx) there were about 400 cases and one death. They have no idea why and they said there is not enough trusted data to get a sense of who the most vulnerable are and is what they are of course most anxious to determine.

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I guess my Mom and I both have compromised immune systems because of the diabetes, but Mom more so because of her age (she's 80) and she's had a previous stroke/aneurysm. But who really knows for sure?

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