Chris - I have had a forum discussion open at Diabetes1 for the past few days - since the story of Steven was made to the public. I also have been discussing what has happened on The Diabetic Hound (not sure where he disappears to after posting his blogs - but he’s not come into the discussion - but I’m carrying on with it).
I had asked a certain person posting in The Diabetic Hounds posting about how they knew so much information - and to read what they wrote back - had made me into a trembling / stupid / emotional fool at the moment.
The person - who knew Steven for 6 years posted this reply - and it will be a shocker - I also have this posted at the Diabetes1 forum - very quiet there - but I feel more people - especially those using a Medtronic pump - might be interested in what the manufacturer of their pump has done in this case - it’s appauling to say the least -
“Yes, I knew Steven for 6 years. After talking to his parents I will give you the small synopsis of the story. Steven suffocated during a seizure due to low sugar level in his sleep. As a diabetic myself- one of the biggest fears I have is dying due to a low sugar level as well. His parents asked the coroner in BC to examine the pump. The coroners’ office sent the pump to Health Canada to be examined. Upon examination Health Canada results have shown that the pump dispensed a lethal dose of insulin in this sleep. Medtronics has been asked to examine the pump to find the malfunction from the family and coroners office as well as Health Canada had recommended that . The pump was sent to Medtronincs however Medtronics does not feel this is important and has sent the pump back without any further testing.”