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High risk or not? Covid-19

by BumbleBee99 BumbleBee99 (New) New Nurse

Has 12 years experience.


so I am so confused right now!

I am a type one diabetic. I have a little boy who is now 2 and a half. Since him being born, my blood sugars have been a nightmare! On top of giving myself at least 4 injections of insulin a day, I now have to take tablets too. And my blood sugars are always in the high teens, sometimes too high for the blood monitor to read. My diabetes has given me a number of issues in the past. For example, I had a c section with my little boy. The wound was so badly infected, it took a full year for it to heal properly, and I still get issues from it now.

I work as a nurse. I have been told by occupational health that I am fit to work with covid-19 on the go. They said that I am to avoid working with patients that have the virus. I would not mind working in this, if I was completely fit and healthy. By with my medical history with my diabetes, I don’t feel safe at all. I came into nursing to help people, not risk my own life. I have emailed occupational health asking a few questions, but no reply or phone call.

If anyone could answer these following questions I would greatly appreciate it!

1. if all the wards at my hospital have patients with Coronavirus on them, what happens with me next?

2. Why is it the government are saying people with diabetes are at high risk, yet I’m being told to work?

3. what can I do if I don’t agree with the person from occupational health who told me that I am fit to work?