Hoarding: The Diabetic Way.

I was hanging out with my friend Crystal last night and we had an odd slumber party of sorts.  We ended up watching “Hoarding: Buried Alive” with her husband Jeff and there was a diabetic connection.

One of the hoarders was a diabetic and had loads of insulin filled pens in her fridge.  There were the countless bags of McDonald’s, which seems to be a hoarder staple.  In the episode it was revealed that because she was swimming in a house filled with garbage she was trying to off herself by not taking care of her diabetes.

It was all a bit strange, part of me felt badly for her but also I tried to imagine what that must feel like.  Such a hopeless feeling, diabetes has made me feel awful at times.  I could not imagine forcing those feelings upon myself.  I suppose any thoughts about it are a bit morbid but I only thought about it because of the show we were watching.

Just watching her eating habits, the clumpy tomato soup she was eating that I can only imagine expired sometime in the 80s.  Then of course was all of the insulin in her fridge which I can only imagine expired sometime in the 80s as well.   It was a weird episode and I have never seen a diabetic hoarder before I learned nothing really but I hope she reads my blog.

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Tags: diabetes, diabetic, type 1, type 2

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