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Old 02-26-2015, 22:42   #1
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Question Damon Wayans Diabetes Emergency?

I hope this is the right forum for this!

I saw this on the Doctors today, has anyone else heard about this?

Damon Wayans -- Grounded by Diabetes ... Tour Dates Cancelled | TMZ.com

I had heard that his blood sugar when diagnosed in 2013 was over 500. He started a paleo diet to get it under control along with insulin. Just wondering what it could be causing this "diabetes emergency"? It's pretty scary. Why can't he take a plane to travel somewhere and do his stand-up? I don't know why, but this story is freaking me out.

Are there any diabetic complications that could arise if your blood sugar is under control? Or does this mean his blood sugar is always too high?

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Well, let's reserve judgement here . . . it isn't like we've seen all the facts. For one thing, his PR staff could be using his diabetes as a smoke screen for something else they'd rather not be honest about. Best to not believe everything we see about celebs - there's just too much pretend going on in those lives for any of us to get distraught over it.



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M guess is that his "ongoing battle" means that he has neglected it, and now has created a real emergency.

No need to freak out, if you are controlling your disease.
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Thanks RCG ... Good to know!

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Forgive my cynicism, but doesn't "battle with diabetes" read better than "battle with drug addiction"? If I were his publicist, I'd definitely pick the diabetes as the reason he's in the hospital.

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They showed a video of him (which he took himself) and he looked terrible ... just his skin looked awful, darkness under his eyes and just in general you could tell he was not a well man. I don't know why it didn't occur to me that it could be something else. (Naive I guess!)

Every time I hear the word "Diabetes" on TV nowadays, my ears perk up. Which reminds me of something really funny I heard the other day on one of those medical talk shows, where they said that a diabetic could stick their foot in a fire and not feel it. It made me laugh out loud, but I thought it was also kind of mean-spirited. They were dead serious, by the way. lol

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Well I hope you keep laughing out loud, because 99.9% of what you see/hear on tv/radio/other news media, is crap. If you want to know what's going on with diabetes, you know to ask here, right?



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They showed a video of him (which he took himself) and he looked terrible ... just his skin looked awful, darkness under his eyes and just in general you could tell he was not a well man. I don't know why it didn't occur to me that it could be something else. (Naive I guess!)

Every time I hear the word "Diabetes" on TV nowadays, my ears perk up. Which reminds me of something really funny I heard the other day on one of those medical talk shows, where they said that a diabetic could stick their foot in a fire and not feel it. It made me laugh out loud, but I thought it was also kind of mean-spirited. They were dead serious, by the way. lol
Well i have a friend that has no feeling in her feet and legs.

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Shanny, I definitely do!

Roxanne, I'm so sorry about your friend! Sadly I am all too familiar with the numbness issue, but I just thought the way they phrased that was unkind. Also, it's inaccurate since not all diabetics have numb feet.

I'm sure in their (medical) world it is true, since they tell all their diabetic patients to eat things that will keep their BG high all day and night long.

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