Coronavirus tips for diabetics – Prevention and Healing Strategies #2 – You MUST Get bed rest immediately as soon as you have symptoms and at least two days after you feel well!
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 happens if you get coronavirus? What are you going to do in case you have the symptoms? You must get in the bed and stay on it! If you get seriously ill, you’re going to be increasing the risk of infecting the entire family that you’re living and everybody that you’re with!. You must, no matter how important you are and your work is to other people, go to bed and stay in bed until at least two days after you feel well.
Time Codes and Key Points:
- What to do if you have symptoms? [Minute 00:07]
- How many days to rest? [Minute 00:42]
- Stay in bed to prevent a relapse [Minute 01:28]
If you have symptoms, the most important thing is to get in the bed and stay in bed, which means that you’re going to increase the workload for other people, but you have to do it. Once you get seriously ill, you’re going to be placing the entire family that you’re living with, everybody that you’re with, you’re going to increase their risk of getting infected if you get seriously ill.
So you must, no matter how important you are and your work is to other people, you must go to bed and stay in bed until at least two days after you feel well.
Let me repeat that, at least two days after you feel well because there’s always a risk of relapse, because that virus is still in your body even though you’re feeling well.
So that virus will basically go into hiding and wait for you to do something foolish. Like start working again before your body immune system has recovered, rested and restored it’s reserve capacity.
The weaker we are, the lower our reserves are, the more likely we get a relapse. That’s why you stay in bed with restful rest at least two days in, in some cases five days. So you got to monitor that carefully. That’s number one. Now, a lot of you, I’m hearing the echoes in my mind, you’re yelling at me? Yes, by trying to sleep, but I can’t sleep!. Okay, well, we got some other videos that you can watch that talk about this. But don’t be lazy and just say I can’t sleep. Figure it out. Okay?
And the reality is if you do everything else on our actionable plan – I bet you anything, you’ll sleep a lot better and you’ll rest a lot better.