Coronavirus tips for diabetics – Prevention and Healing Strategies #1 – Create an Action Plan and get your sleep and rest!
This article and video is part of our E4 Diabetes Solutions Coronavirus Health Tips and at-home Strategies and Information for People over 65, with Diabetes, prediabetes, metabolic challenges, or other underlying medical conditions.
In this video series we will be approaching the core strategies and an action plan to deal with the coronavirus for people with diabetes or other high risk individuals What should you do to lower your current risk of getting affected right now? Above and beyond the obvious public health measures – such as washing your hands or social isolation, what are actionable steps that you can take? What if you are already infected? What are the things that you should be immediately doing?
Time Codes and Key Points:
- What should you do to lower your current risk of getting affected right now? [Minute 00:08]
- Lower your stress and create an action plan [Minute 00:47]
- Get your rest! [Minute 02:47]
- Aerate the house [Minute 03:37]
What should you – number one – do to lower your current risk of getting affected right now?, above and beyond the obvious public health measures, you know, those are obvious, we should do and wash your hands and social isolation, all those are obvious.
But beyond that, what are actionable steps that we can take? And number two, what if we are already infected? Unfortunately, many of us already are infected, most of us don’t know it. That’s a reality. So, let’s just jump right into it, what are the things that we should be immediately doing?
Number one, the most important thing in my opinion based on my understanding of this is, you can’t stress out and get all anxious and stay stressed for days and days on end.
You have to come to grips with what’s happening. I believe that the best way to get control of our stress is to have an action plan. We do this with people who are grieving, people who have lost a spouse or lost a limb, you know, due to an accident or any loss in their life. There’s a grieving process, that grieving process can be very lethal to our immune system. So we have to be careful with the way we grieve or the way we stress.
Number one is we have to recognize where we are and come up with a plan, which of course means you have to have something to act on right and most people, all they hear is the bad stuff and they hear self isolate, but they have no idea what to do other than get food and water, right?. There’s definitely things that we can do that are powerful that I believe the majority of the time will work in preventing this infection from going into a serious condition, which then places us at a dramatic increased risk of becoming critical, and once your critical, at least based on previous studies to date, it’s a 50-50 chance of survival. Okay, so you don’t want to go critical. Are all our efforts should go into what we do now. So number one is you can’t stress out, you have to develop a plan. So let’s develop the plan right now. So the number one item on the plan is you got to get your sleep and you have to rest. In other words you have to learn not to just stay stressed.
If you’re stressed, get a little bit exercise, do something actionable. Just sitting there stressing is the worst thing you can do for your immune system.
If you have time to stress, you have all the time in the world to do actionable items. Do something helpful for somebody, make yourself busy doing something: cooking, washing dishes, cleaning, wiping down the house, opening up the windows to let the air circulate through the house. Open up a window on one side and another side of the house, we should be aerating the house at least three four times a day for 20 minutes or more, even if it’s cold out, bundle up into your winter jackets and aerate the house, Why? because if you aerate the house, it helps kill the virus. The windows that face the south, open the drapes, let the sun shine and why? Because sunshine kills viruses. It kills bacteria. Okay, it decontaminates your house. Now, we’ve learned this from the Spanish flu, that hospitals that had high ceilings and large open windows, dramatically decreased infection rates, transmissibility and death rates.
The last thing we want to do is go into a hospital that has no windows, that are tight cubicles and, and have very poor ventilation. Right? So that’s unfortunate. That’s what happened after 1950 when antibiotics became popular, instead of building hospitals, the way that protected patients, they built them really tight because they had antibiotics. Well, now think again, that didn’t work that’s not working very well right now, right? So have actionable items, like these and we’ll go over many more.
So you got to get your sleep, you got to get the rest!