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By: Elena_Ivanova

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Not Fare... - May 28
My mum phoned me last night: our neighbor Natali died yesterday from a kindey failure, which was a complication from diabetes .She died on her way to the hospital.I was completely ...
Posted: May 28, 2008 15:10
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  • Not Fare...

    My mum phoned me last night: our neighbor Natali died yesterday from a kindey failure, which was a complication from diabetes .She died on her way to the hospital.I was completely shocked and devastated...and still am...

    I knew Nat since I was 15 - we just moved to our new house and she was the first one to stop by and say "hello" to us.She lived together with her parents and was finishing a college near by.We became great friends and went joggin a lot together.Nat was always very careful about foods - she watched what she ate and counted all the fats and sodiums, etc. Later I found out that she has a "rich" diabetes history in her family: her father was a diabetec for 30 years and her cousin had Type 1 diabetes since he was 6 years old.Although Natali always knew she was under a big risk of having diabetes she was always optimistic and believed in preventing the disease by regular exercising and healthy eating.

    By age 27 Natali lost both of her parents.

    Her son was born when she was 29 and became the main purpose of her life.She continued being active: to regular jogging she added belly dancing,kayaking,and climbing.


    Why did it happen to a person who loved this life so much?who was so passionate about everything she did?who was the kindest person i have ever met?why-why-why...DIABETES?



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  • By: jessbaby: May, 30, 2008 11:56 AM

    It's not fair, you're right. It's frustrating and heartbreaking. The complications, the measures it is necessary to take to ensure even a modicum of survival, and then there are no guarantees that you won't get Charcot's Foot which normally happens to people much older than me who've had diabetes much longer than me but because I'm active and have neuropathy, I got hit with it. I guess all the stories we hear have one good, positive function; hopefully they make us turn to the diabetics in our lives and throw all our love and support behind them, ask them what we can do to support and nurture them, and treat them with respect, dignity and kindness. And if we are the ones with the disease, treat ourselves the same way, don't let it slide, don't put off til tomorrow what really needs to happen today, and for the rest of your life. I'm sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing with us.

    family (1) diabetes (1)

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