This is a very frightning story and im sorry its a morbid. But I thought i might share it with you incase you find yoruself in the same suituation.
A young Type one was out celabrating her finial year of school, we call it the "Debs" over here. But she arrived home and went to bed after having alcohol and basicaly a good night out.
The next day she was continously getting sick, coulnt eat, very dehydrated and wasnt improving. Her father sat with her for the night and without thinking her gave her red bull(high sugar drink) to bring up what he thought was a low.. The young girl passed out and was rushed to the hospital. She sadly passed away due to her fathers misconception that she was not having a low infact her sugars went too high.
If he knew to check her sugars before giving her anything this would never of happened. or he could of simply rang for the abulance straight way when signs were not improving.
What i would like to know is how much understanding do your family members have of the condition, do they know what to do incase something does go wrong??
My brother is completely freaked out when my father goes low and panics. He knows nothing about my diabetes, what i should and shouldnt be doing.
My next door neighbour is Type One and has colapsed a couple of times. On these occasions her husband (married over 30 years) has come knocking on OUR door asking what to do since he hasnt got a clue and knows my father has the same condition!!
thanks for the feed back!
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