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Diabetes does kill

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by ellenvdk, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. skhwoody

    skhwoody · Active Member

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    All UK companies (i am assuming your in the uk mind), have a responsibility under the DDA, Disability Discrimination Act, to look after the health and safety of employees with certain conditions, one being diabetes. If their work environment and conditions do not lend towards your well being, this need to be looked at.
     
  2. MrsBRW

    MrsBRW Type 1 · Member

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    I don't think I'm strong enough to take on a massive company. They don't even have a disability sickness policy.


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  3. skhwoody

    skhwoody · Active Member

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    The dda act is an article of law, not company policy, and is there to protect you, you don't have to fight, to enforce it, citizens advice and Google will be your friend in thus me thinks

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  4. Nicola738

    Nicola738 · Member

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    Sending love Ellen, thank you for sharing your story as hard as it may of been. If it prompts just one person to get help it will be worth it. Your so brave
     
  5. Lily47

    Lily47 · Member

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
  6. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sad though Ellen's tale may be, she only posted a few times, for a short time, a long time ago:
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  7. colacard

    colacard Type 1 · Active Member

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    This is a real fear for parents spouses and children of diabetics. My daughter has always been sensible since her diagnosis aged 7, she is now 17, but I keep wondering when or if she will rebel against it all.x


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  8. titchy_lou

    titchy_lou · Well-Known Member

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    My grandad died a year ago (a year ago this Friday) from a heart attack. The heart attack was a result of abusing his diabetes for years. Ending up in a coma wasn't enough for my grandad to realise what he was doing. Great model for me, who was diagnosed with diabetes a year and a half ago. It makes me so angry to hear how people abuse their bodies. You only have one chance, don't screw with your body :(


    Diabetes type 1.5
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    Currently on basal insulin
     
  9. titchy_lou

    titchy_lou · Well-Known Member

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    Lost my grandad a year ago today :(


    Diabetes type 1.5
    Diagnosed September 2011
    Currently on basal insulin
     
  10. nigelho

    nigelho Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    Sorry to read about your loss. Best wishes to you and your family. My youngest daughter(now21) and I are both type 1.
    Nigelho.
     
  11. maxmillan

    maxmillan Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hello Ellen,
    I am so sorry to hear about Gerard. My heart goes out to you and the family and I'll remember you in prayers. Thanks for the honesty in posting this message. This is my first time on the forum and I just wanted to say it's a wake-up call for me. I am type 2 but even with a weight loss of 3stone have had to go on insulin three months ago. I am managing ok but would slip a lot if something nice was on offer. I will now be more careful about this after reading your message.
    Thank you so much for your frankness and I wish you, your son and daughters the very best as you come to terms with your loss.
    (((((((((comforting hugs)))))))))
     
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    Oh hun. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your little one. So sad. Hugs xxx
     
  13. accucheck

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    Diabetes does kill
    Diabetes can kill in different ways. Blood sugar levels damage the arteries, veins and capillaries height. It's a stroke, heart disease, blindness, peripheral vascular disease, can cause muscle wasting or embolism.Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar level can result in diabetic coma, and if left untreated can organs. Lack of insulin causes the liver to turn fat into ketone bodies when diabetes is kedoacidosis. This causes the blood pH to drop. Hypertension in severe cases, can lead to shock and death.
     
  14. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How nice and positive. Thanks for that:sad:

    @myroomsadisco
     
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    Isobel94 · Well-Known Member

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    Dear Ellen,

    I'm so sorry for your loss. But this post will benefit the many diabetics out there who might need help. I send my condolences from Ireland.

    Best wishes for the future,

    Isobel
     
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    Dear Ellen,
    I am so sorry and hope you are doing well now.

    Xoxoxoxo,
    Elena
     
  17. Donkeymad

    Donkeymad Type 1 · Active Member

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    I am so sorry for your loss.

    I nearly lost my life in the same many years ago, and now have memory damage due to slight brain damage.

    I hope this warning will prevent anybody else losing their own or a friend/relatives life.
     
  18. zolabud

    zolabud Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ellen. My heart goes out to you.
     
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