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15-10-2020, 09:41   #4111
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Type 1s are we getting the flu vaccine? I'm not interested in a vaccination debate but more that I don't want to take a vaccine that someone else might need as we seem to be short on flu vaccines here. What are you guys doing?
I got it last weekend. They are getting more supply in daily etc. I do know if you don’t have an LTI or are in other at risk categories, they were postponing it a bit to cover these first. Out sounds to me like there is more than ample supply to cover the at risk groups as they are starting allowing people not in those gross to go ahead
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15-10-2020, 15:26   #4112
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Got a flu jab for the first time ever in the past few days. The supply issues, at least round Galway, seem to be resolved from what I can see.
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15-10-2020, 15:35   #4113
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I'm in for mine this afternoon. The shortages really do seem to have been resolved. I only rang yesterday for an appt and there was immediate availability.
Just on the supply issues. Was speaking to my GP today as I was getting mine.
Still serious issues.
Their 1st delivery was 220 versus last few years being 1000.
Their 2nd was 200 and their 3rd delivery this week was only 80.

This would be for a very busy multi-doctor surgery.
There was a bit of dissatisfaction expressed regarding the HSE starting their Flu ad campaign in August but not securing sufficient deliverable stock to support a campaign starting in mid September.

I usually get my jab mid October anyway so it's not an issue for me but there are still shortages of vaccine at GP level at least.
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We usually get ours end of September. Our doctors surgery couldn't get us in until first week of November. Only the 4 year old has had his because they were running a nasal vaccine clinic for kids but they told us the standard vaccine is still experiencing supply issues. Both myself and OH have a number of conditions which would deem us high risk as well.

No pharmacies in the area had availabilities until mid-end Nov.
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Thanks all <3 seems like everyone is going for it and I'll book mine soon. Just don't want to be taking a dose that an elderly person might want. I'll chat to my pharmacy!
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Thanks all <3 seems like everyone is going for it and I'll book mine soon. Just don't want to be taking a dose that an elderly person might want. I'll chat to my pharmacy!
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Sorry, just saw this...

The GP usually forgets about me (i.e. puts me at the bottom of the list, unless they left the vaccine out and are panicking :/ ) but my OH always gets jabbed

I ended up searching the local independent pharmacy's website (the life crowd), then boots.. in the end, got my jab at Boots (covered by the LTI scheme too) in the jervis center in Dublin a couple of weeks back...

Work will be doing their jabby session in mid November... but... I may have to be elsewhere at that time... and I've been WFH since March due to the OH's issues...
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I hope noone is too put out by my crossposting this?I know Graflynn has posted this survey earlier in the thread.
But uptake on the survey has been slow and it may help in providing insight in to T2 specific needs.

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Yes it is Grainne. Our findings will be shared with Diabetes Ireland but we are doing this as a community project. Response is very slow..35 so far.. so I am trying to give it a push along. We want to raise the Type 2 profile and try to create more of a community. Please can you reshare the link for me!

https://bloodsugartrampoline.com/typ...tes-100-voices
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I hope noone is too put out by my crossposting this?I know Graflynn has posted this survey earlier in the thread.
But uptake on the survey has been slow and it may help in providing insight in to T2 specific needs.
I just completed it there
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I just completed it there
Completed as well
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hey

is anybody seeing a diabetic specialist and not just their gp

granted gp would be ok , but i feel i want to see a specialist who will follow my progress , bloods etc

im in north dub and type 2

any dedicated places i can make an appointment and for them to request me back at certain times etc
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29-10-2020, 11:02   #4122
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hey

is anybody seeing a diabetic specialist and not just their gp

granted gp would be ok , but i feel i want to see a specialist who will follow my progress , bloods etc

im in north dub and type 2

any dedicated places i can make an appointment and for them to request me back at certain times etc
Your GP should refer you to a Diabetes Clinic directly, and as good as some GPs are, they are not experts and a clinic would be far more beneficial. I am with James who I find very good but any specialist clinic is better than none.
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Did your GP not refer you to an endocrinologist? If not ask them to do that. Depending on where you are in north dublin they may refer you to the diabetic unit in Beaumont.
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Did your GP not refer you to an endocrinologist? If not ask them to do that. Depending on where you are in north dublin they may refer you to the diabetic unit in Beaumont.
he's done sweet fa tbh , also why should i have to ask him and pay for the privilege , can i not just make an appointment myself ?

i want to be in the care of people who actually know what to do etc
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he's done sweet fa tbh , also why should i have to ask him and pay for the privilege , can i not just make an appointment myself ?

i want to be in the care of people who actually know what to do etc
I dont believe you can self-refer.
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