Monday 5th July 2021
What does the future hold for diabetics in a post pandemic world?
The facts we know are this! You are no more likely to catch any coronavirus, including COVID-19 than any non-diabetic. This goes for Type 1's, Type 2's, gestational diabetics, or other types. If you are unlucky enough to catch the COVID-19 coronavirus, for most diabetics again, the virus will manifest with mild cold/flu like symptoms. The problem for diabetics lies with those who are more vulnerable.
This includes older diabetics, diabetics with other underlying problems, sufferers with a history of diabetic problems. BMI can also be a factor as can ethnicity and, importantly, diabetics who have a tendency toward a higher blood/sugar level than is recommended.
COVID-19 is here now, and like the flu jab, we will become accustomed to having another little prick in our lives. The whole ethos of this website is about taking control of your life and your condition. This is more important than at any other time, looking after yourself and managing your diabetes must now be the most important health decision you can make. It really is 'Time To Take Control'.
Monday 28th June 2021
There have been some interesting study reports coming out in recent months regarding vitamin B12 deficiencies that appear to be the main cause for lethargy and tiredness in Type 2 diabetics.
There is some really compelling research suggesting this has been an overwhelming problem for a long time and could be associated with the use of Metformin tablets, a typical Type 2 treatment.
Whilst more research is needed, the 2018/2019 Pakistan study gave a valuable first insight into the problem and its association with Metformin.
B12 deficiency is already known to be a problem with Type 1 and Type 2 sufferers. So, although Metformin may be a factor in some Type 2 cases, much more research needs to be done to understand the overall problem of B12 deficiency.