A Doctor's Error Almost Killed Me

  • Published on Oct 9, 2018
  • Type 1 diabetes affects millions of people all over the world; most being children. Type 1 diabetes is when our blood sugar levels are too high from low levels of insulin. In short, insulin helps the cells in your body absorb the glucose (sugar). Without it, your blood will be overrun with high blood sugar levels leading to heart, eyes, kidneys, nerve, and gum damage because your blood is too acidic. This is known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis or DKA and if left untreated, it could be life-threatening. Your body begins destroying itself from the inside out. This is what happened to this person due to a misdiagnosis at the hospital.
    At 10 years old, you don't really think much about your body. In fact, we all think our bodies are invincible at that age jumping off the playground, scraping our knees and brushing it off as if it was a small paper cut. But for her, she knew instantly that she was not well. Dehydration, thirst, frequent urination (peeing), and headaches are just some of the symptoms she felt all at once. When visiting the hospital, the doctors took her symptoms as a virus and told her to rest at home. But the reality was, her blood was growing more acidic by the minute because her body was no longer producing insulin. As she got worse her quick thinking mother grabbed a glucose meter and knew instantly her daughter was in danger of dying within hours.
    Rushing to the hospital doctors hooked her up on machines and rushing to control her acidic blood levels. Luckily, they were able to control it and she survived, but not with a catch. For the rest of her life, life all type 1 diabetics, she would have to monitor and inject herself every few hours a day. On top of this weight fluctuations, headaches, and tiredness will be with her for the rest of life and at random times.
    For most Type 1 diabetics, your life revolves around the needle and glucose meter, but it doesn't have to. You don't have to hide behind the needle and screen anymore. You can proudly say you have this disease and that's fine because you will rise above it. Don't let a disease (or any) take advantage of who you are, what you're capable of, and what you want to accomplish in life. You may have to walk an extra 10 steps than the person next to you, but those extra steps will only make you stronger and make you appreciate every step more. Don't think of it as the end to your life but the beginning of a new challenge that you will overcome.
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Comments • 13 649

  • Myles Richardson
    Myles Richardson 6 hours ago

    I have Type 1 diabetes its ok ive had it scence i was ten

  • Deanna Hernandez
    Deanna Hernandez 7 hours ago +1

    Let’s take the time to thank the man who gave up his wheelchair for the girl

  • Janelle Emond
    Janelle Emond 21 hour ago

    I remember my dad that also almost died because of a medical error, and I can tell you that those 24 hours are reaaaally not funny 🙃

  • why, cello there

    I have a friend with type one diabetes

    ASHER Day ago

    I feel her pain. I went through this

  • Elizabeth Purdy
    Elizabeth Purdy Day ago

    , you're not alone I 1 2

  • Darly's Pets
    Darly's Pets Day ago

    My brother had type 1 diabetes

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    May 2019

  • Amy Yu
    Amy Yu 2 days ago

    5:55 atlas

  • Shukri Osman Yaber
    Shukri Osman Yaber 2 days ago +1


  • Plainrock 124
    Plainrock 124 3 days ago

    It has s my birth day

  • Denzel Yeo
    Denzel Yeo 3 days ago

    why did people unlike the video? they're heartless

    LIMARIO LILI 4 days ago

    My mom passed away 3 years ago because of that diabetic and last March my aunt check my blood sugar then booghs Im also 100% diabetic cuz my blood sugar level was to high for a 14 year old like me i felt so sad for that🙃

  • Cookie8154 AJ
    Cookie8154 AJ 4 days ago

    And your family

  • Cookie8154 AJ
    Cookie8154 AJ 4 days ago

    I also wish to take this from you so you should never have to suffer and unfair treatment or any other challenges because of this again
    God bless you

  • Cookie8154 AJ
    Cookie8154 AJ 4 days ago

    That happened to me too except I didn’t have to get tubes and I was told I was going to live and I’ve been living with it for 3 months knowing god put me in this position on purpose and he has a plan for my life and yours and that these feelings we get that we don’t belong or there’s someone to blame are attacks from the enemy and we should and will fight back peace is in your pocket and I’m proud to say that I will fight and that I was chosen for this life and no one can ever be responsible for this genetically caused condition

  • Cameron Inglis
    Cameron Inglis 4 days ago

    your not the only one who has to suffer for this for 8 years

  • Infusion Nikez
    Infusion Nikez 4 days ago

    22puff sounds like a 12 year old

  • RoytheRaccon
    RoytheRaccon 4 days ago

    Wow your story inspired me i have type 1 diabetes and its not fun i been have weakness sometimes

  • CrazyAnyone101 45
    CrazyAnyone101 45 5 days ago

    I sprayed my arm once!

    We went to the hospital and came back to our car and they did not give me a sling!!

  • CrazyAnyone101 45
    CrazyAnyone101 45 5 days ago


  • Tonia Faulkner
    Tonia Faulkner 5 days ago

    Same I have tip 2

  • Amy Williams
    Amy Williams 5 days ago

    My cousin is a diabetic, he was diagnosed in February. He is turning 7 in a few weeks, and I think he would love some bday wishes

  • Gracie micolucci
    Gracie micolucci 5 days ago

    Wtf doctor

  • RowingNoob
    RowingNoob 6 days ago

    i am diabetic myself
    i was diagnosed with it when i was only 13 months on on thanks giving day

    i never remembered much of when i was young
    i didnt even remember being diagnosed

    but i am kinda glad because it feels as if i never even went through the pain of being sick from keytones

    and for me anyway i never really had that strict of a diet i just need to give myself a bunch of insulin

    i can have like 2 donuts and maybe a sandwich and its fine

    my family is a bit unorganized and its a hard process to become more organized

    being diabetic for me is now just a habit
    i dont notice it at all really..
    and with all the technology they are coming out with to make things easier it is much more helpful and less of a struggle

    and really i just live my life exactly how any other kid would
    i just give myself a injection (of insulin) keep an eye on my blood glucose and i live my life completely fine

    i feel worse about being extremely short instead of diabetes (i would still take shortness other diabetes but im short and diabetic)

  • matt
    matt 6 days ago

    this is so sad, can we hit 1 like

  • _ Stablic _
    _ Stablic _ 7 days ago


  • Olivia .B
    Olivia .B 7 days ago

    Oh my mom is tipe one too and so duse my sis

  • Sorcha Kelly
    Sorcha Kelly 7 days ago

    I don't have a disease but I was in a car crash in November 2018

  • SilverKunoichiDraws
    SilverKunoichiDraws 7 days ago

    Did the doctor get fired?

  • Ryan NatoOo0oR
    Ryan NatoOo0oR 7 days ago

    Me: dad .. my blood sugar is too high!
    Dad: its because of the phone isnt it?!

    Me: Dad i have cancer!
    Dad: stop spending time on screens!!
    Me: dad im dying!!!!!
    Dad thats cuz of the damn computer!

    Somedads never change

  • Ryan Lubbehusen
    Ryan Lubbehusen 7 days ago +2

    3:40, Next to the left machine, WHY IS HE SMILING! SOMEONE IS IN TROUBLE

  • Carter’s Vlogs
    Carter’s Vlogs 7 days ago +1

    I fell so bad. But I’m happy she’s alive

  • Yossie Anderson
    Yossie Anderson 7 days ago

    so these people make money from fake vids about real-life diseases and other stuff?

  • Ben Irons
    Ben Irons 8 days ago

    I was 😢

  • Daequan come her boi


  • Ms C
    Ms C 8 days ago

    I'm with you. My peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you and you are the life of my heart forever.
    I'm sorry for all the evil that has ever hurt you. You taught me humble and I will always be forever thankful. ❤️❤️❤️😊🎶♥️💕😚😚🙂

  • Kaiya Price
    Kaiya Price 9 days ago

    why didn’t they sue the doctor

  • Everly French
    Everly French 9 days ago

    My grampa had type 2 diabetes and I have Type one

  • Esteffanie Paz
    Esteffanie Paz 9 days ago

    So your 22

  • Joey Garza
    Joey Garza 9 days ago +1

    When I saw this pop up I saw almost and I was like “OMG IM SO THANKFUL THAT YOUR HERE TODAY”

  • Peachier
    Peachier 9 days ago +2

    *im crying *sniff*😭*

  • швецазики софия

    Тут русские есть??????? ОТЗОВИТЕСЬ

  • Yvette Andrews
    Yvette Andrews 10 days ago +1

    Congrats on 1 mil 1 minute video

  • Selim Khidirov
    Selim Khidirov 11 days ago

    Hei er du norsk

  • Sofia Pastor
    Sofia Pastor 12 days ago

    Is your mom ok too?

  • iaol
    iaol 12 days ago

    This is really similar to how I got diagnosed. I was real skinny, going in and out of consciousness, near death.
    Keep a look out for some other symptoms that aren't mentioned: extreme hunger that's never satiated, never gaining weight no matter how much you eat, and dizziness.

  • Atlanticus ウルトラ Creeper

    I was gonna do a joke but actually, if I had diabetes i would be boned, you know, I drink juice every 10 mins
    I went to the doctor and im very healthy, im not fat and i dont have any problems, I have all the vitamins I need, I eat a lot and I dont get fat, And sometimes I think my life sucks but I dont look how other people with hard problems suffer.
    This is why you should be thankful for everything you have.

  • Rose Kim
    Rose Kim 13 days ago +2

    What a sweet guy. He gave his wchair

  • Pokémon and mixels fan 21365

    It's so sad

  • Sophie Brown
    Sophie Brown 13 days ago

    You are the strongest person ever. Well done 😊

  • Gio Sanchez R
    Gio Sanchez R 13 days ago

    Plz tell me is your mom ok

  • Natausha Latham
    Natausha Latham 14 days ago

    I have diabetes and luckily they caught it early if it was two days later I could've died .

  • Cusky !
    Cusky ! 14 days ago

    That docter who told her she just had a virus is a bitch

  • Jasmine Capers
    Jasmine Capers 14 days ago +3

    Omg who else thinks the man in the wheelchair was a legend 🤔😭😢

  • Marilyn XoXo
    Marilyn XoXo 14 days ago

    Me:eats a lot of sugar
    Me:sees vid
    Me:after vid drops chips and puts them back in the closet


    I couldn't even watch the full video cause of how sad

  • New Moon
    New Moon 14 days ago +3

    Wheel chair man is the real hero
    May god bless him

  • MymyRockz AJ
    MymyRockz AJ 14 days ago

    The man in the wheelchair is amazing

  • BedisBest
    BedisBest 14 days ago +2

    Did you know that..
    When you smile you can breathe

    No I just wanted ppl to smile

    Hope u have a good day

  • Zoella X
    Zoella X 14 days ago +2

    Its sad to know people would think its "they"
    But unfortunately for so many people it turns "I" or "We"

  • Wahaj Sadan
    Wahaj Sadan 14 days ago

    It’s all the first doctors fault he said it was a virus he would of taken care of her better

  • Gab Baltisoto
    Gab Baltisoto 14 days ago

    Did she pee while recording this? She pees every 5 minutes. This Video is 6 minutes sooooooo?

  • Golden Miner
    Golden Miner 14 days ago +1

    my class teacher and grandmother have diabetes i don't want diabetes clearly NOT i feel bad for my grandmother and class teacher cause they have to take injection for the rest of there life this story thats literally what happend to my class teacher and how he found out he have diabetes i hope i m 14 years old now i will turn 15 in this anguest i will pray for my grandmother and class teacher so hey do well

  • Phoenix Pleiades Starr

    I have ALL of the symptoms of diabetes but I don't want to see a doctor because I love sugar and I don't want to have to stop eating it....😕 I hope that I'm not diabetic....

  • Andriana Dragazi
    Andriana Dragazi 14 days ago +1

    My brother has type one diabetes

  • David Shipp
    David Shipp 15 days ago

    If you or someone you love has diabetes, check this out: SwitchStoresAndSave.com

    OREO CHAN 15 days ago

    My friend is left handed but she is ensaily dramatic

  • Derpy Whooves
    Derpy Whooves 15 days ago

    SO HOLD UP HOLD UP YOU HAD DIABETES AND YOUR POOR MOM HAD CANCER??!??!!! that is SHOCKING you poor girl I feel sooooooooooo bad for you! (and your mom btw)

  • Evitix _12
    Evitix _12 15 days ago

    I’m type 1 diabetic. - I’m depressed a lot, and really sad right now - Ashamed too. But I hope I feeel better soon.
    I get bragged at school for having it and people keep saying to me, that I ate too much sugar, and got really fat and had diabetes.
    It really hurts me you know...

  • Moonlxna
    Moonlxna 15 days ago

    I'm here from Turquoise Artist lol

  • Jeddy Bear
    Jeddy Bear 15 days ago

    As an epileptic, this story hits kind of close to my heart. Just know that you are not alone.

  • Azikal
    Azikal 16 days ago +2

    When I was 8 or 9, I had a deadly disease, (I can’t remember the name of it) and it started as a scratch, which got infected. I was in the ER for about 7 hours, then I went back the next day for 5 hours. I remember thinking that I could’ve died. It was terrifying. I’m perfectly fine now, with just a single, small scar on the left side of my knee. It took about 2-3 weeks for my leg to get all its strength back, and since I’m a gymnast, I lost most of my skills. But I’m so proud for being so brave during that awful time. 💗

  • Imogen Coulson
    Imogen Coulson 16 days ago

    That doctor needs to go to court and medical school

  • Alexis Daniel
    Alexis Daniel 16 days ago

    Me and my twin brother have diabetes.

  • diamond Squad
    diamond Squad 16 days ago

    My grand ma is dieabetit i cant spell that lol she get mad when she cant eat what we eat like she wanted a icey cus my cuz had one and cookies

  • Viviana Rodrigues
    Viviana Rodrigues 16 days ago

    Same thing happened to my brother when he was 5

  • Ashli Playz
    Ashli Playz 16 days ago

    I had a thing where my heart was allergic to caffeine, I had to get an IV shot, and they injected this medicine into me and it stopped my heart, for a momment

  • Funny Bunny
    Funny Bunny 16 days ago

    My sister had diabetes for 11 years now😩

  • Himouto Chara
    Himouto Chara 16 days ago

    My dad had type 1 diabetes for over 20 years. He passed away a few months ago because of kidney failure

  • Geoj Baturiano
    Geoj Baturiano 16 days ago

    My dad has Type 2 Diabetes and we pray for him no matter what 😢

  • Gamer Benson
    Gamer Benson 17 days ago

    My friend has type 1 diabetes

  • Scarlett Larena
    Scarlett Larena 17 days ago

    I am crying my life out, you go girl. Good luck!!! I am proud of you going through this, I hope you live a long happy life!!!👍👍👍👍👍👍👍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Abi Smith
    Abi Smith 17 days ago +2

    This story literally mirrors what happened to my mum!

  • Michell martinez guzman

    *But weren’t doctors Supposed to make us feel Better?*

  • bo3 ops
    bo3 ops 19 days ago +1

    dont eat candy kids

  • Tallwhalebob Gaming
    Tallwhalebob Gaming 19 days ago +5

    Stay strong

    So moving **happy tears**

  • Tuva og Adriana V
    Tuva og Adriana V 20 days ago +1

    I have diabetes too

  • Ainsley McNabb
    Ainsley McNabb 20 days ago +1

    My best friend is diabetic

  • Shianne Bennett
    Shianne Bennett 20 days ago +1

    I have Diabetes but Now I am 11 Type 1

  • Onion Gaming
    Onion Gaming 20 days ago

    this is not 1 minute

  • Gigi Hollinger
    Gigi Hollinger 20 days ago

    I can COMPLETELY relate

  • Gigi Hollinger
    Gigi Hollinger 20 days ago

    I paused the vid 36 seconds in just to comment and say that I was just diagnosed 1year ago with t1d and it he’s been hard but because of camp Sweeney I can proudly say that I am I type 1 diabetic

  • Star Scraper
    Star Scraper 21 day ago

    I drink a lot and at home in toilet every 30-60 mins but not loosing weight or feeling tired

  • someone Ez
    someone Ez 21 day ago

    I have type 1 diabetes

  • Kheng Heng
    Kheng Heng 21 day ago

    Stupid doctor....he should get fired

  • Meredith Rose
    Meredith Rose 22 days ago

    I remember when my sister was diagnosed with T1D it was probably one of the scariest things, she had gone on vacation with my grandparents alone and when she got back she had lost about 10 lbs or at least it looked like that. When we were driving home from my grandparents my sister used the restroom about 30 times and mad the 8hour car ride a 10 hour car ride. Luckily for her my mom got her a doctor appointment for the next day. When we got to the doctor they immediately tested her urine and then the doctor care back and told us about what she had and said that she called the hospital and to go home back bags for a three night stay and to get to the hospital as soon as we could. It was pretty scary and I was only 8 at the time and didn’t understand.

  • •Gacha Fairies•
    •Gacha Fairies• 23 days ago +2

    *I dont want my life anymore you can have it :)*

  • Popo N
    Popo N 24 days ago

    3:40 THIS is where it gets super scary?! And why i that doctor smiling?