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 • 13 843

  • Alice Smith
    Alice Smith Day ago

    Doesn’t it pee you off when someone makes a grammar mistake in a comment??
    Sorry this has nothing to do with the video🤣

  • Kim Nguyen
    Kim Nguyen Day ago

    I’ve had symptoms like this about 4 to 5 times before across a span of 8 years

  • Gloom_GAMERZ
    Gloom_GAMERZ 2 days ago

    Diabetic here, being high, you don’t want to fall like you are falling asleep, and I had DKA when I was nine, and I was diagnosed at 3 Edit: a Pump (omnipod, Tandem T Slim X2, and more, also a Dexcom can help you stop pricking and poking, the T slim can do both of those.

  • sᴋʏʟᴀʀ ʙᴀᴛ

    My sister almost died aswell because my mum refused to take her to the doctor cuz it was my bday party my mum eventually decided to take her and she had type 1

  • Emma Tom Fangirl
    Emma Tom Fangirl 4 days ago +1

    My dad has Type 2 diabetes
    but I’m not a attention seeking idiot so no likes he’ll be okay uwu

  • Holy Crusader
    Holy Crusader 4 days ago


  • Teairra da Baka UwU
    Teairra da Baka UwU 5 days ago

    My little brother has type 1 diabetes!

  • Makenley and Ava Awesomeness

    I have type one diabetes. I was diagnosed when I was six and I’m now 11

  • Shadow Bittahszweet-T

    That dumb a** doctor who told you wrong should be fired and reported on 😡

  • Crystallized
    Crystallized 7 days ago +1

    All of the comments are going to be about the guy in the wheelchair

  • RavenComics /Animation
    RavenComics /Animation 9 days ago +1

    My brother has type 1 and he used to have type 2 too but the insulin from type one made him lose weight so now he doesn't have type 2 only type one which I wish you could get rid of but you are born with it and it can't go away but type 2 you get by being unhealthy but if you get healthier type 2 goes away which I'm happy about though for him. He also has some other stuff I wish it was better ☹️

  • Kagura baka warrior Kirishiki

    Nigga my life story isn't just a doctor it's the whole hospital
    When i was little everything i ate i threw up everything i drank i threw up i even threw up my medicine. All the doctors were saying i'll be fine until i only had just a few hours before i died so my grandmother took me to another hospital and i got cured. My mom and dad were just stupid to take me to another hospital

  • Fun Factory
    Fun Factory 10 days ago

    Wow this is truly inspiring!
    I was once really scared that I might have diabetes because the sugar level in my blood was higher than it should have been and I got really anxious. I knew the simptoms of diabetes so I was always scared to go to the bathroom or drink water because of how much I would. To thid day, I’m still scared of diabetes, but this girl showed me it could have been worse.

  • Kathy Castellon
    Kathy Castellon 10 days ago

    I had apendeciti apedix yeah it was scary I would have died because the doctors could have had popped it and I would have died yeah scary I wish I was healthy and strong but am fat

  • Hello Yo
    Hello Yo 11 days ago

    There is something called an insulin pump.

  • KittyCake xoxo
    KittyCake xoxo 11 days ago

    I have these but not sick feeling

  • Golden G555
    Golden G555 12 days ago

    Acttually turburculosis is deadler than dieabeates

  • Girly4one Loveria
    Girly4one Loveria 12 days ago

    I don't care how I'll that I'd be but if I was her I would get out of my bed and slap that doctor who misdiagnosed me in the face

  • vevo _ starry
    vevo _ starry 12 days ago

    My girlfriend has diabetes..

  • Noorahs Galaxy
    Noorahs Galaxy 13 days ago

    Ok! Enough with the dope wheelchair man

  • AJ Gaming and Vlogs
    AJ Gaming and Vlogs 13 days ago

    Girl Get A Pump Please!!!

  • Rosemary Capelle
    Rosemary Capelle 15 days ago

    I don’t remember much when I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the only thing I can remember was seeing many tubes and wires on me, and my mom sobbing and begging the doctors to help me☹️ I can totally relate to this❤️ stay strong for your family

  • Lps Wolf
    Lps Wolf 16 days ago

    Who’s cutting the god dam unions

  • xXItzWolfy x
    xXItzWolfy x 17 days ago

    Anyone wondering why she wears a red shirt through the whole video?

  • Fiona Woodall
    Fiona Woodall 17 days ago

    One of my best friends got type one diabetes at the age of 10 it so much affects her life style...

  • spiderbat
    spiderbat 17 days ago

    I have type 1 and I understand everything it's hard and I love it it is part of me I have a insulin pump

  • galaxy owl
    galaxy owl 17 days ago

    Im so sorry! (I started crying) it's to sad

  • Betzaida Smith
    Betzaida Smith 18 days ago

    Why can’t you just sue the doctor

  • You just burnt my rice

    Okay but the "doctor" didn't even check her blood sugar..

  • Soojin Bok
    Soojin Bok 18 days ago

    I have a broken leg
    I have a wheelchair
    I have a cast
    So there, he held himself on the wall ;-;

    LTY OSH 19 days ago +1

    Ini aja aslinya aja orng indo

  • Nikboy 57
    Nikboy 57 19 days ago +1

    Would you rather be in a coma or die

  • Chloe Franklin
    Chloe Franklin 20 days ago

    the almost same exact thing happened to me when i was three years old

  • aliya Mohamed
    aliya Mohamed 20 days ago

    I am to

  • Denise Dolphinblanket
    Denise Dolphinblanket 20 days ago

    This was so sad. I cried...😢😢😢

  • XD Alex
    XD Alex 20 days ago


  • Sam Fink
    Sam Fink 21 day ago

    my mom has it

  • Emily Channel
    Emily Channel 21 day ago

    Jesus Still Love Her :D

  • Makaylah Snell
    Makaylah Snell 21 day ago +1

    ♿ man is a hero. (Wheelchair man)

  • Sophie Poulin
    Sophie Poulin 21 day ago

    i have type 1 diabetes too!

  • Spooky B 8
    Spooky B 8 22 days ago

    This makes me Remember when my twin sis had to go to the hospital because of her athsma

  • quennie y
    quennie y 23 days ago +2

    guess what this means
    👨‍⚕️ ❌

  • gacha galaxy wolf
    gacha galaxy wolf 23 days ago +1

    This video started my love to minute videos

  • Maria Panade
    Maria Panade 23 days ago +1

    For diabetes

  • Maria Panade
    Maria Panade 23 days ago +2

    I hve type 1 diabetes to i had kidney stone 1 like=prayer to make a cure

  • John Dylan
    John Dylan 23 days ago

    The most luck might be the mother got alert enough for type 1 diabetes, and them having a neighborhood that has a child with type 1 diabetes.

  • Savahna Hull
    Savahna Hull 24 days ago

    That man in the wheelchair is bloody amazing. I was diagnosed with this a few months ago. I felt like everything was over. Luckily when we went to hospital I was only 20.7

  • Get to 100k subs without a video !!

    I remember something similar happened to me I was having a very bad athsma attack to the point I stopped breathing and the doctor said I was just out of breath and tired and that I needed to lie down.
    Eventually we went to the hospital and I had to stay there for 2 weeks
    I mean I don't blame the doctors sometimes mistakes are made

  • Bright Fields
    Bright Fields 25 days ago

    My dad got diagnosed with type one diabetes when he was eight. My cousin, six. I know a whole lot of other people with it too.

  • Master Ryan
    Master Ryan 26 days ago +1


  • annie x
    annie x 26 days ago

    darkrai and cresselia confirmed :/

  • Kawaii Gore09
    Kawaii Gore09 27 days ago

    Aww! Who else got a good vibe at the end! So sweet! I think this has a good moral. I have a cleft lip and CONSTANTLY need to got to the orthodontist and get thing stuck into my mouth and visit the doctor. But I have also had days where I wish I was "normal". But now I honestly think that my scar is a part of me now. I feel pretty brave. I'm 12 years old. I think art is such a good vent and IS my diary.

  • Dan
    Dan 27 days ago

    I feel like parents care more about their ill kids then themselves

  • _.Fleur_Bear
    _.Fleur_Bear 28 days ago

    I Have Type 1 Diabetes And All The Symptoms She Said I Had. On Friday 24h May 2019 I Had A Sports Day Thing At School And My Mum Noticed How Much I Lost Weight, My Mum Went To Work And I Was Throwing Up In The Toilet, She Got Back Home And Called An Ambulance Immediately. I Was Also Rushed Into Resuscitation With Needles And Oxygen Masks On Me..I Saw My Mum Crying And Then I Knew I Was Diabetic. After All Of That I Was Took To The Childrens Ward Where I Had Needles In My Hand And A Litre Of Water Going Into Me...! Everything She Said Happened To Me And Everyone With A Disease Or Something Wrong 2ith Them Are Fighters!

  • Lamarrion Hariss
    Lamarrion Hariss 28 days ago

    This happened to me exactly the same way

  • Spectical Z3
    Spectical Z3 28 days ago

    2:37 why does the car look mad

  • Binod Shrestha
    Binod Shrestha 29 days ago

    Give some credit to one of the best disabled wheelchairers in the world

  • Cara Sturm
    Cara Sturm 29 days ago +1

    My mom got type 1 diabetes when she was just 7 years old

  • rocker rose
    rocker rose 29 days ago

    Know this we all at time were we feel like we are at are weakest moment , but know this you survived . And you did not give up you are such and inspiring person

  • Evie Rose Tully
    Evie Rose Tully Month ago

    Your 22 now and I hope this doesn’t happen again, not to you, not to anyone and also I hope your mom is ok you know becuase she has cancer

  • Amy Birch
    Amy Birch Month ago

    I have type 1 too

  • Quinnox
    Quinnox Month ago


  • Ana Escobar
    Ana Escobar Month ago

    Bless the soul of the guy who gave his wheelchair to her .

  • Mari Chiari
    Mari Chiari Month ago

    when i was born my mom was sick it was a disease and two weeks later my mom had to go back to the hospital to get tested and i got the affection of the disease so my mom was so sick she could of died if i had the actual disease i would be in the hospital for maybe the rest of my life

  • l a y l a m
    l a y l a m Month ago

    props to the guy in the wheelchair 💕💕

  • cris rivera
    cris rivera Month ago

    Im 10 yo Billie eilish lives in highland park area 3.4 mi 2 zip code 90042 area code 323 go find billie in los Angeles

  • Vines AreGoodForMyBrain

    Don’t say this is a meme this made me broken.
    My dad has diabetes.. He has a 2 risk of dying.

  • Piper Griffiths
    Piper Griffiths Month ago

    I have type 1 diabetes and it SUCKS

  • Lovelylove Psp
    Lovelylove Psp Month ago

    Is this real

  • Lovelylove Psp
    Lovelylove Psp Month ago

    She almost died of high blood preeshure

  • Alyssa Amazzalorso
    Alyssa Amazzalorso Month ago

    1 like= 1 kick in the nuts for that doctor and 1 hug for the guy with the broken leg

  • carol paget
    carol paget Month ago +1

    I feel so sorry for her and the guy with the broken leg

  • Brian Raton
    Brian Raton Month ago

    I have. Diabetes. Too

  • Jøsefi Prø XD
    Jøsefi Prø XD Month ago

    3:04 He was a VERY good person

  • Cherish_Toront O
    Cherish_Toront O Month ago

    the man looks like he is smiling next to her bed side 3:50