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Deadly DKA...

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by porl69, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Had some very bad news today. My fiancee and my friends daughter has just passed away. She was 18 years old and had been type 1 for 7 years. She never looked after it at all, would often go out on drinking binges without ever taking her injections with her. In and out of A&E in DKA on so many occasions. I gave her a fair few severe talking tos about the dangers of DKA and complications later on in life. To say I am gutted is an understatement
     
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  2. Knikki

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    Sorry to hear that, HUGS is all I can say.
     
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  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Oh that’s terrible news to receive - big hug from me.. just brings it all home but appreciate that you said what you did with her best interests at heart x
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    So sorry to read this. Teenagers are a worry at the best of times, but you have just brought home to me how difficult it is to raise teenagers who have a chronic health problem, particularly T1. Thanks for sharing. I hope your message makes others think about looking after themselves. It's all too easy to think you are indestructible at that age.
     
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    maria030660 · Well-Known Member

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    I reading often there is a rise of teenagers and young people sticking their head in the sand regarding being diabetic. I believe that there need to be more done when youngster are being diagnosed on the psychological side of acceptance. Let me see what happens when DKA sets in and where they end up. I also blame the social media circus. Youngsters have to be perfect and slim and in order to stay skinny young girls skip their insulin injections.
    Very very sad trend really
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to hear this, keep safe yourself. Can't think of appropriate words to say...........so Mels cat
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    We had a young T1 local man pass away a few months ago. It is fair to say the ripples from that even went a long way and travelled deeply amongst the community. It's such a tragic waste of a budding life.

    Condolences to you all @porl69
     
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  8. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Totally agree with all of your post, but have highlighted this bit because it's so important.

    I recently read a newspaper article about Kate Moss. There were photos of her back in the days when she said 'Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels' She looked awful, emaciated. Then there was a photo of her in a bikini now. She is absolutely gorgeous now! With a lovely figure!

    It's so sad that young women are making themselves ill trying to be too thin for their bodies to be healthy.
     
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  9. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Such sad news :(
    My condolences to all xx
     
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    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Such a tragedy, Paul, my heartfelt condolences.
     
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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to read that Porl, terrible news :( condolences to all.

    :(
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So sad, and such terrible news. You must have all worried so much about her, and to have this happen is such a shame, Sounds as if you did the best you could, though.
     
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    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sad to read this. My condolences to all.
     
  14. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    A tragic loss of Young life. My condolences @porl69 .

    Laid to rest a T1 friend of mine recently. We were in a band together. He had a couple of complications..(only 55.)
    It hits home when it's someone you know..
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Terrible sad waste. My condolences!
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @porl69 . So sorry to hear such sad news. You tried and that’s all you could have done.
    Hits home how much more there is to diabetes. You just cannot ignore it but with so many exciting things in life at that age it’s easily done.
    Hugs to all.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    @porl69 sorry to read this. Open her story will help someone else realise the fine line we walk. Hugs.
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So sorry, @por69, it seems such an incomprehensible loss when someone you know dies, and especially if you’ve tried to stop it happening.
    Hugs, and more, and hugs for her family. So sad!
     
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    johnbear2 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Terrible news, heard about a similar case in the newspaper about a 20 year old female who said she doesn't do needles and was type 1 passed away, more definitely needs to be done to psychologically educate teenagers/young people on diabetes dangers
     
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  20. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry for all involved... My deepest condolences...
     
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