Briton in diabetic coma dies in Xabia

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Prolonged blood sugar extremes may cause a diabetic coma.

A BRITISH diabetic man living in Xabia, in Alicante province, has died at his Spanish home after emergency services failed to resuscitate him from a coma, reports from February 8 suggest. 

Attending the scene after a person who was due to meet the diabetic man reported him missing, Guardia Civil officers used a crowbar to force their way into the home through its main door, before finding a 70-year-old man who they initially presumed to be dead. 

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After calling 112 for an ambulance, officers found signs of life upon testing the man´s pulse; however, when the ambulance crew arrived, they gave their best efforts to try and stabilise his condition, but the elderly man passed away some minutes later.  

Reports from February 8 suggest his diabetic coma was induced by a dangerously low blood sugar level. 


  1. I am a diabetic and if this poor man had a pulse then experienced paramedics using the correct procedure should have brought him back. I know as I have been there.

  2. I) have had to call 112 so many times I have lost count with my son being both diabetic and epileptic. and sugar level dropping- he was well known by all the ambulance people – as soon as they saw it was him if
    the wrong ambulance had come they would radio for the right one that could put a drip in him.
    On one occasion they were amazed that he wasn’t in a coma as his blood sugar was so low.
    Both Denia and Pego crew were absolutely great

  3. yes but do you know how many underlying health factors this gentleman had?. I despise people that through ignorance, come up with off the cuff comments,always wanting to lynch someone excuse the pun .

  4. Where did you find out he had died? Reports so far suggest he was kept alive by CPR and taken to hospital – if he did die, it would have been in the ambulance or in hospital rather than at his home…
    No further news has been released about him so it would appear he may still be alive. Does anyone out there know him?
    BTW, CPR doesn’t always work. There are countless times when it doesn’t.
    It’s very frightening, because diabetes can be just a chronic, rather than life-threatening condition, if treated properly – I believe, anyway. But a person living on their own and suffering it – what the hell do they DO to keep safe?!?!?! Health and social authorities ought to create a ‘panic button’ system like they do with elderly people in the UK. You wear a wristband and press the button if you’re in trouble, or hit a red button on a machine next to your phone. And age care charities keep tabs on you if you have no family (or your family doesn’t give a whatsit about you, which is, tragically, too often the case).


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