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Autopsy queries of a diabetic - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hi, I was wondering if you can answer a question regarding an autopsy?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Okay, my nephew who was 30 years old was a diabetic. He really never took care of himself, did drugs, drank and forgot to take his insulin sometimes. Anyway, on May 7, 2008, my sister found him dead. He was there for 2 days. She got the autopsy report back and it stated that his death was caused by the diabetes. It also stated that there were 1/16" - 1/4" penetration marks on his mid chest and also ink was found on his fingerpads. What does this mean?
User :   When they finally ran the toxology tests, his blood sugar level was 910.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   O I am sorry this is not within my expertise
Doctor :   to answer
Doctor :   I think only a forensic expert can answer and we dont have them on our panel
User :   ok, sorry to bother you. I just need some answers. He was my godson and it's bugging the hell out of me.
Doctor :   I can understand your problem
User :   Thank you anyways.
Doctor :   However, since I am a general practitioner I may not be able to help you much with this. You will have to speak to a qualified specialist
Doctor :   ok bye
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