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A friend and co-worker of mine died today.

I don't know much about details, but I do know that it was diabetes related, and that a month and a half ago she was at work and seemed fine. Then, suddenly she was hospitalized and in very dire straights. Then she had seemed to improve, and had gone home, and then in three days she is deceased.

I don't know exactly how old she was, but pretty sure that she was in her 30s--possibly even early 30s. I know that she leaves several children, the youngest less than 3 years old.

I know that she had had diabetes since she was a teenager, but you never would have known it if she hadn't told you. She always seemed bright and healthy and happy.

I suppose that this might be partly the fault of the free but inferior medical care available from the Indian Health Service. Certainly commodity based reservation diets are generally a contributing factor, but she seemed to always try to make an effort to eat healthy.

I know that I am sad for her and for her family.
Posted by existentialist | Wed Mar 27, 2013, 11:03 PM (6 replies)
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