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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:32
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:40
I'm sorry, which diseas actually makes you weigh in at 425lbs? This will sound rude but if you're already going 350+, go see a doctor or get your fat ass into a gym.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:48
Not at all. Amputation is a common consequence of diabetes, which is a weight-related medical condition. As for her kidney failure, given her weight it's entirely probable it was related to diabetic kidney disease; the article even mentions diabetes.
All of her conditions can be attributed to her excessive weight and could just as easily be explained without an underlying medical condition.
As I said, I don't dispute that many people have legitimate medical conditions that cause them to be overweight or that this might have been the case with her. But too often people are quick to blame everybody else rather than accept responsibility, which is especially true in this situation where they seem to have rejected medical treatment due to fear of doctors not knowing her medical history and distrust of the institutions. There are a lot of questionable statements and omissions in the article that cause me to be suspicious.
PS - I'm sorry to hear about your mother and I know this is obviously an issue close to your heart. Obviously I mean no offence. My doubts are speculation on my part but I believe they are well founded.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:43
I also thought I should point out that your understanding of diabetes is flawed. I don't say that as an insult, but as a point of discussion.
There are different types of Diabetes, and different causes. Some are related to weight, some are genetic, some related to surgical errors.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 13:03
I'm aware of that but even if we assume that her diabetes was genetic - and that's a big 'if' - it would not have caused her weight gain in-and-of-itself, yet the weight gain would have exacerbated her diabetes. There are lots of factors involved but if her weight was that much of an issue then family and doctors should have intervened. Judging by their reluctance to see doctors even when her health was critical I would assume that social factors played a bigger role that genetic factors, but as you say we'll likely never know.
Even if her condition was entirely genetic and out of her control, she, her husband, family and doctors should have taken action to prevent it becoming so much of an issue. She should never have been allowed to get up to such a ridiculous weight.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 13:16
Posted 27 November 2012 - 13:21
Posted 27 November 2012 - 13:58
You can have a professional telling you what to eat all day and it wouldn't make the difference. You are still going to eat what you want.
Rather than providing special beds and lifting equipment for them, I would be providing fitness equipment (and personal trainer), and put them on a proper diet with a professional.
If she would have died on the flight, they would have been sued anyways. Had they been successfully found at fault, all the other passengers would have then sued also for being put through the drama. Besides, it is illegal from airlines to allow anyone to fly without the proper safety mechanisms in place. They would have been fined by the government for not following the law and for a much larger amount. Being on a plane and traveling is not a right. If it was such an emergency to get her stateside, they should have went to the embassy where they would have gotten her an emergency military flight.
Sounds to be like she was going to die no matter what. But someone always has to be blamed.
With that said, the airlines should've just let her on. But when you're this big, and have such ****ty health, special accommodations for traveling should be taken anyways.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 14:13
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 16:30
Lets not forget that diabetes is not always caused by bad diet/lifestyle. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition which you can have from birth. The problems with auto-immune conditions (or any illness for that matter) is that side effects from the condition + drugs can be just as destructive as the original condition. certain drugs can damage organs and/or have weight-gain as a side-effect.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 00:25
I'm sorry, which disease actually makes you weigh in at 425lbs?
Posted 28 November 2012 - 00:30
She shouldn't have traveled to Hungary in the first place if she's was so concerned about declining health and the doctors not being able to tend to her needs adequately.