By Dominic Hughes Published 23 July 2020 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Covid-19 has taken a disproportionate toll on those with underlying health conditions. Some experts say the crisis has shone a light on the poor state of our health as a nation. But in many communities it has also highlighted the link between ill health and poverty. So what lessons has coronavirus taught us – and will ministers and health leaders act upon them? ‘Meeting my demons’ Those with type 2 diabetes, often associated with being overweight or obese, have been particularly vulnerable to falling seriously ill with Covid-19. About a fifth of all those who have died after contracting coronavirus had diabetes. Roxana Falfara knows that she falls into that dangerous category. Ever since she was a child, Roxana has had a difficult relationship with food. She understands that her eating is tied up with her mental health, but says that doesn’t make it any easier to manage. “Every time you sit at a table you meet your demons. So you meet the addiction every time you have to eat.” As an adult, Roxana became very overweight and developed type 2 diabetes. Now she’s trying… Read full this story
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