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Insulin overdose

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Clairebear87, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Clairebear87

    Clairebear87 Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    On 28th April My sister took an insulin overdose. My mum found her unconscious and struggling to breath we believe this to be 8-12 hours after the overdose had been taken. At the time we had no idea what had happened and the paramedics believed it was a bleed on the brain. My sister was in a coma for 4 weeks and was not able to breathe without assistance. Within them four weeks we were told she would not survive as her brain was severely damaged and parts were dead. Since then she is breathing all on her own, moving around the bed tossing and turning constantly and just crys and wails. She is very much in a brain damage state. It's very disheartening to see. We have been told that the brain damage is so bad that they don't believe she will be any different to this has anyone else suffered from this before or know anything as to whether she will get better.
    Thanks

    Claire

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    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    Hi @Clairebear87
    I think that all we can all do right now is hope and pray for a good outcome for your sister.
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    @Clairebear87 Just sending you, your sister and your family all my best wishes.

    She proved the doctors wrong once and I'm praying she can do it again and improve. XXXXX
     
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    lizziewizzie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I don't have any advice with this but I just want to say I'm so sorry you're going through this and that your sister felt so low. Thinking of you all xxx

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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello @Clairebear87 Sorry to hear about your sister, wishing you and your family some good news at this difficult time and hope there is a positive outcome, best wishes x
     
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    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Claire, hope you sister pulls through this difficult time. I will pray for you and your family so please know we are thinking of you.


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