By Chole123 Latest Reply 2013-08-08 17:30:14 -0500
Started 2013-08-06 02:09:20 -0500


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Carla48 2013-08-06 09:37:26 -0500 Report

I've never lost anyone to an insulin overdose, but in 1988 I lost my mother to a major heart attack. She was taking Diabinease at the time, and we did not know that the blood pressue medication, combined with the oral drug cancelled each other out.

Chole123 2013-08-06 20:34:30 -0500 Report

Wow her Doctors should have told her about this?

Carla48 2013-08-07 07:00:57 -0500 Report

Her doctors just weren't paying attention. She was on disability and Medicaid, and the system at the time was not providing the best care.

Chole123 2013-08-07 08:26:13 -0500 Report

I am so sorry for your loss! I lost my mom to a long battle to cancer 2years ago it is hard sometimes! She had a brother who was a diabitic for years and he was a binge drinker , it made his life awfull and he ended up passing away from it because he would not listen to his docs! Sad to see someone die becasue they just do not care about themselves !

Carla48 2013-08-07 09:36:58 -0500 Report

It is sad, and a lot of my own Diabetes management is in reaction to my mother, who didn't really follow doctor's orders. I'm refusing to go out like that, and really fight hard as a reaction. I have a doctor that I trust, and I work really hard not to disregard her guidance. Some days are difficult, as I have picked up some nasty habits regarding comfort food, but I've made some positive changes.

Harlen 2013-08-06 08:12:50 -0500 Report

Not that I know of
A lot can have accidents when there BS drops to low
Big time overdose can send you into a coma .
Hope this helps

Chole123 2013-08-06 20:45:19 -0500 Report

He knew what he was doing he was a nurse, he was in alot of pain at the time and he had other things going on in his life, I was a victim of abuse for years with this man, he finally push me to far and a next door friend called the law on him, because he had me trapped in our home with no way out! They took him to jail an then he went to his daughters home and they threw him out because he was out of hia pain meds for 3 days (due to the fact that he took more than he should) and when he gets like this he is a mess to be around I most all th time had to take him to the ER wgen this happened , when she trew out he got a hotel room and told people he was going to get us back for what we did TO HIM!!! He took pain meds and lantus insulin and overdosed, maid found him , the took him to Hospitla and his sugar was down to 35 he took to much, he thought he would just scare us but he went to far,,, was on life support for 2 week, came off and was brain dead, he just laid there he never spoke another word, he was gone, I had to put him into Hospice care and he died 5 days later It was so sad!! His family all blamed me for this but in his letter to hos daughte he told her she broke his heart and that she was the reason, it was no one but his own fault , I do not feel guilty at all just sad that he thought he had to do something so dumb to himself!

Carla48 2013-08-07 09:39:28 -0500 Report

I am so sorry for your loss; I'm also glad you understand that his passing is not your fault. He truly did know better, but I understand doctors and nurses can make the worse patients. It also sounds like he may have been fond of blaming his issues on everyone else, when he ought to have looked in the mirror. That is a lesson we all need to learn or re-learn though.

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