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Casey Johnson's Death Caused by Neglect

2/4/2010 2:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Casey Johnson's Death Caused by NeglectCasey Johnson died because she simply did not take care of herself ... sources connected with the autopsy tell TMZ.

The L.A. County Coroner says the cause of death was "Diabetic Ketoacidosis" and the manner of death was "natural."

But our sources say the Coroner's findings clearly show Johnson -- who died at 30 -- was not taking her insulin shots, was not exercising, did not follow her strict diet and was not taking other medicines she needed.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis is a technical term for lack of insulin, which often leads to a diabetic coma. We previously reported where Johnson was hospitalized for diabetic comas at least twice before her death.


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marcus    

1st.

1536 days ago
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packer    

Rest in peace.

1536 days ago
3.

Better Than You    

In other words,

The heiress of JOHNSON & JOHNSON, didn't know much about First Aid.

1536 days ago
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tiv    

So Sad i knew it was Diabetic problem my son took her to hospital month before she died sad sad she didnt take care of herself

1536 days ago
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Cee Hawkins    

I'm glad she's dead. I wish more of these idiots would die off. California would be a nicer place to live.

1536 days ago
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radarluv    

It seems like she gave up on life. She was in dire straits and dating a very disturbed woman. It is really sad. What a tragic end.

1536 days ago
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Rita    

So sad. I am sure that all the alcohol she was drinking ( which is sugars) was NOT helping the situation. Diabetes is a manageable disease. Too bad for her family and all those that loved her.

1536 days ago
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Wakeuppeople    

maybe she wasn't taking care of herself because she was addicted to other things. something about that girl in the past couple years hasn't been right, and it's not her diabetes talking.

1536 days ago
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Haywood Jablome    

Me and my homeboys ran a train on her back in highschool! Worst lay we ever had, I drew the short straw and had to go sloppy 6th! It was like screwing a bucket of water!

1536 days ago
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stace    

First, forgive me for bringing up tila tequila.
I think tila should be reinterviewed by investigators. When tila was on the Jane Velez Mitchell show, tila stated that she thought Casey was taking way too many medications. So, tila took it upon herself to talk Casey out of taking all of her meds.
I think tila said on the Radar online interview as well.
Just interesting to me.

1536 days ago
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Mike    

So she didn't have any illegal drugs in her system at the time of death? From all the reports from friends and family, she had a pretty hardcore addiction.

1536 days ago
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reachdoozy    

Perhaps youth and money made her feel invincible? Senseless.

1536 days ago
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Bren    

It is a shame, since she obviously cared about herself enough to get her hair done, nails done, expensive clothes, etc, but couldn't be bothered to do the important stuff that could keep her alive.

1536 days ago
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FABIO    

I blame her death on that ignorant slut, TIA TEQUILA.

She should be charged...

1536 days ago
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Calibabe    

Totally preventable death. Diabetic Ketoacidosis is where the blood literally becomes like sludge. It gets so difficult to have the blood go through the veins, arteries and heart that literally the body starves itself for oxygen. Hence, the person dies. That is why as a diabetic it is important to check you glucose levels at minimum 4-6 times per day and to eat what is referred to as the "diabetic diet" a diet consisting of 6 small meals a day. My husband is diabetic and it took him getting to the point that he pegged out his meter (a reading of over 500) for him to finally take notice that diabetes is nothing to play with. His doctor put him on the "diabetic diet" which I had been trying for the past 4 years to get him on, but with no luck. Now his glucose is running around 118, which is normal.

Evidently this young lady either did not want to take care of her condition or just threw caution to the wind. Diabetes is a very dynamic disease. You can feel fine for quite sometime, even if you are not following your diet or taking your meds. Then, like my husband experienced, you begin to feel kind of out of sorts. It was a two and a half month process for my husband, who finally agreed that it was time to go back to the doctor. I told him it was either the doctor or the ER, with the fire department taking him. He chose the doctor and thankfully with new medication and a change in his diet, he is doing very well.

Most medications for diabetes don't allow you to drink alcohol. Metformin, which is probably one of the most prescribed makes you feel really funky if you drink alcohol. My husband, shortly after he was diagnosed, had a glass of champagne when we went out to a Sunday brunch and after he took one sip he said "whoa, that doesn't feel right" and he didn't drink for awhile while on the Metformin. However, when he decided that he didn't want to take the Metformin anymore, because he thought it wasn't working, he would drink beer. Because he wasn't on the Metformin any longer, he never got that feeling. However you can only abuse your body so long, especially being diabetic, before you get bit in the butt big time.

Hopefully this will allow her family to move on. While it is probably hurtful to know that her death was preventable, obviously there was nothing that they could do to make her take care of herself.

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