It's official. The first case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in South Africa - and it is on our doorstep here in our hometown, Pietermaritzburg. We certainly don't want to jump on the mania band wagon but we do feel like a little bit of preparedness towards preventing the contraction of this virus pivotal. For a Type 1 Diabetic who's immune system is already compromised this virus could wreck more havoc than we would like.
Type 1 Diabetics are at greater risk of complications when exposed to viral infections like the flu or pneumonia, and it will be no different with COVID-19. The same flu-prevention protocols are applicable: washing your hands regularly, covering coughs and sneezes with tissues, sneezing into elbow crevices, etc.
You have take advice from where it comes from and who am I to share with you anything but what I have learned from our own personal experiences? If I could offer one additional preventative measure you could implement today it would be to go out and buy any one of the Nexa Shield products and start using it.
Although I myself am not a Type 1 Diabetic, I have a preexisting condition that makes me more susceptible to respiratory infections and after three weeks of not being able to shake one, a GP recommended I start using the Nexa FluShield spray. It basically provides the nasal cavity with a powdered film lining that prevents anything from penetrating that barrier. They have several variations on the market including for allergies, kids and travelling. Ultimately they're the same product in different packaging and they work wonders.
I learned about this product on Tuesday this week and started using it straight away in sheer desperation to get rid of this cough. Within the first day I noticed my symptoms becoming clearer. At the time of the appointment with the GP he suggested taking this as a precautionary against the Coronavirus and it being suitable for someone like Harrison, our Type 1 Diabetic 4 year old son to take too.
I believe Nexa is available in most pharmacies, including Dischem. Click here to visit their website to find out more. This is not a paid post at all - just sharing because I wish I had known about this stuff sooner and I am definitely getting Harrison started on it today!