Hopefully that's the case - it's hard separating the facts from fiction but it appears most people who have died from this were already in very rough shape from other medical complications. Uncontrolled diabetes would certainly be a factor.I do think they're referring to uncontrolled diabetics of which there sadly are so many.
I haven't yet.Anyone seen some hard numbers?
It is never too late my friend. Take a look at fellow Canadian Dr. Jason Fung's substantial work with intermittent fasting which can significantly reduce BG by not eating all the time. Lots of science on this. starting with no food after 8 pm until noon (16-8 intermittent fasting) you will get lower readings followed by reduce carbs during your eating window= success. Sorry can't tell you what 8.8 means, I don't speak Canadian. Go for it.Is a fasting blood sugar of 8.8 (Canadian measurements) considered uncontrolled? I've been trying hard the last two weeks to eat smaller portion sizes. It may be too little too late...
Thanks for the data point! Everything about this coronavirus is so new that it's good to see groups which should know confirming specifics rather than reducing it to "diabetic = yikes!".The JDRA reports on their website that as to type 1 DM folks: good BG control means one is not at higher risk of infection because of their DM, and if infected, if you have good BG control one with DM is not at higher risk of significant complications.
I'm not sure what they mean.Is a fasting blood sugar of 8.8 (Canadian measurements) considered uncontrolled?
Sorry for the late reply. My last a1c was 7.2.I'm not sure what they mean.
They could mean anything not under is "uncontrolled" but that seems unlikely.
They could mean fluctuating widely is "uncontrolled" (8 one day, 14 another).
That seems more likely.
What is your a1c?
I'm sorry to learn of that, Mrlkari. Parts of Canada certainly are having a tough time battling the virus and diabetics have always been considered at higher risk for complications from it. So it's particularly risky in some spots right now. Stay safe yourself! We're learning more all the time about how to contain this coronavirus. Too late for your grandmother, but I hope we can spare more people from COVID-19.Stay home guys, my gm with diabetes already died...