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Coronavirus and Diabetes: 8 Ways to Stay Safe or if your over 55 with other health issues 

Coronavirus and Diabetes: 8 Ways to Stay Safe

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a real concern that we should all take seriously, especially for people living with diabetes. However, the CDC and other health organizations agree: the best way to combat coronavirus is to be prepared, not panicked.

How to Prepare for Coronavirus with Diabetes

Take care of yourself, reduce your risk, and protect others by doing the following:

  1. Wash your hands frequently—Use hot water and antibacterial soap. Scrub for at least 20 seconds every time.
  2. Try not to touch your face—Viruses that affect the respiratory system enter the body through mucus membranes found in your eyes, nose, lips, and mouth. If you must touch your face, wash your hands before and after.
  3. Use your elbow—When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue. Use your elbow to push open doors.
  4. Wipe down when in doubt—Use disinfectant wipes before touching surfaces touched by others, such as tables, counters, chairs, grocery carts, and gas pumps.
  5. Practice "social distancing"—Avoid large gatherings and anyone with a fever or cough. In the near-term, work from home if possible and consider tech-based social interactions (text, phone calls, video chat).
  6. Fill your prescriptions—Make sure your medications are filled, including oral drugs, insulin, and any other supplies you use to manage your diabetes, such as syringes, strips, and lancets.
  7. Stock up on supplies—The Department of Homeland Security recommends households have a first-aid kit and 14-day supply of food and household items, like detergent.
  8. Stay informed! When it comes to staying healthy, knowledge is power. The following links give you have easy access to helpful information. 

What You Need to Know about Diabetes and the Coronavirus (Diatribe)

 

Coronavirus and Diabetes - What You Should Know(Beyond Type 1)

 

Coronavirus and Older adults: What to Know and How to Prepare (CNN)

 

What to Buy if You're Quarantined at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Business Insider)

 

How to Disinfect Your Space on an Airplane (New York Times)

 

Coronavirus Live Updates (NBC)

 

Coronavirus Myths and Misinformation Debunked (CNN)

Be smart. Be safe. Take care of yourself and take care of each other.

We're in this together. ❤️

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   Learning from walking in another person's shoes!

 

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The Eye of the Beholder

A man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He has been checking her out since he sat down, but lacks the nerve to talk with her. Suddenly she sneezes, and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket towards the man. He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air, and hands it back.

Oh my, I am so sorry, " the woman says as she pops her eye back in place. "Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you, " she says.

They enjoy a wonderful dinner together, and afterwards they go to the theater followed by drinks. They talk, they laugh, she shares her deepest dreams and he shares his. She listens.

After paying for everything, she asks him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap and stay for breakfast. They had a wonderful, wonderful time.

The next morning, she cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings. The guy is amazed! ! Everything had been SO incredible! !! ! "You know, " he said, "you are the perfect woman. Are you this nice to every guy you meet? "

"No, " she replies… ""You just happened to catch my eye."
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PERKS OF BEING OVER 50

 

Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
No one expects you to run--anywhere.
People call at 9 pm and ask, "Did I wake you?"
People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
Things you buy now won't wear out.
You think humor must be good for your body, exercise and diets haven't worked well.
You can eat dinner at 4 P.M.
You can live without sex but not without glasses.
You enjoy hearing about other peoples operations.
You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.
You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
You sing along with elevator music.
Your eyes won't get much worse.
Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
You know more about prescription drugs than you pharmacist
You can't remember who sent you this list.
My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
Know how to prevent sagging? Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.
It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffeemaker.
These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, "For fast relief."
Remember: You don't stop laughing because you grow old, You grow old because you stop laughing.

 

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stories about kindness

 

A Brief Story of Kindness

A poor boy was selling goods from one door to another to pay for his studies. One day he found that he had only one dime left, and he was hungry. While approaching the next house, he decided to ask for a meal.  But when a young woman has opened the door, he only dared to ask for a glass of water. She looked at him and understood that probably the boy is hungry. So she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it and then asked how much he owed her. The woman replied: "You don‘t own me anything. Mother taught us never to accept pay for a kindness“.   "Then I thank you from the bottom of my heart“, he said.   Now, he felt stronger not only physically, but his faith in God had grown as well. The boy's name was Howard Kelly.

 

Many years have passed. One day that woman became seriously ill. Local doctors could not help her. Therefore they sent her to a big city, where her rare disease would be studied by specialists. Dr Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he entered her room in the hospital, he immediately recognized the woman as the one who had shown kindness to him when he was poor.  So moved was he, the doctor was determined to do his best to help her recover from her disease.

 

The struggle was long, but together they managed to overcome her illness.  After some time, the woman received a bill for her treatment. She was worried that the amount to pay would be so significant, that it would take the rest of her life to pay for it. Finally, when the woman looked at the bill, she noticed words that were written on the side of the bill. The words were:  "Paid in full with a glass of milk!"

 

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Your medical records could be recorded on Epics' " My Charts " a software company here in the Madison, Wisconsin area. 

 

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COVER STORY: Epic, the software company that's changed the sharing of medical records (including, probably, yours... | Watch Video
Correspondent Lee Cowan reports on an unusual Wisconsin company that is changing the way medical records are kept, accessed and disseminated. 

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