Think Like a Pancreas

Monday, 8 April 2013

Could Hypomon Have Saved My Daughter's Life?

This is heart-breaking for me once again, but could be a life-safer for some other Type 1 Diabetics.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Recent Contact from a Mum

It was brought to my attention last week, from a mum in the same position as me, that her daughter had died from exactly the same condition.  Dead in Bed Syndrome has taken this lady's daughter too at roughly the same age.  When she read my blog and how I had found Danielle, she said it was like finding her own daughter, down to all the finer details.

We both discussed how we could get this cause of death talked about more to receive the recognition that it does not get.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Does Hypoglycaemia cause Dead-in-Bed Syndrome in Young Diabetic Patients?

Dead-in-Bed Syndrome in Young Diabetic Patients

Oddmund Sovik, MD, DRMEDSCI
Hrafnkell Thordarson, MD

The so-called dead-in-bed syndrome refers to sudden death in young diabetic patients without any history of long-term complications. Autopsy is typically negative. The present report summarizes frequency data on this condition from studies in the U.K. and the Scandinavian countries. It appears that such deaths occur in 6% of all deaths in diabetic patients below age 40 years. The frequency may also be expressed as 2–6 events per 100,000 patient-years. The causes are by definition unknown, but a plausible theory is a death in hypoglycemia, since a history of nocturnal hypoglycemia is noted in most cases. While waiting for the clarification of the underlying pathophysiology, one should attempt to identify patients who are at particular risk of hypoglycemia and advocate caution in efforts to normalize blood glucose and HbA1c in these cases.

Diabetes Care 22 (Suppl. 2):B40–B42, 1999

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Is Dead-In-Bed Syndrome related to Cot Death?

Somebody wrote to me a month or so ago suggesting that Dead-In-Bed Syndrome is related to Cot Death.  I have had these thoughts myself as I am not convinced it was due to Type 1 Diabetes that my daughter lost her life.  I really need to get to grips with this research and see what I can come up with to try to get some answers.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

BBC1 Rip Off Britain

Unfortunately some kind soul ripped me off on a memorial for Danielle. They took my money and gave me nothing. You will see me on television soon talking about Danielle and what they did to me!