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age and diabetes

Published by brenda walker in the blog brenda walker's blog. Views: 684

It is much regret that my father in law died this week. He was 87 and a type 2 diabetic for many years. His blood sugars and blood pressure were well maintained. He did have ulcers on his feet that came and went. The consultant changed his antibiotics to something stronger and this was the beginning of the end. He developed pneumonia while in hospital and for a short period he was on air, the day it was withdrawn he seemed so much better. To our surprise we received a call 4 am. He died of aspirated heart failure. He was very active to the end despite his feet. my mother had such bad ulcers they chopped her legs off, she did not have diabeties or heart problems but died in the same manner. Diabetes did not kill them, just complications. I miss them both
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