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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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B    

Diabetes can be manageable, but it is very hard. Unless you
suffer from it you cannot say how someone else should have or have not taken care of it. It is not as easy as everyone thinks!

1721 days ago
17.

tiv    

FABIO get a life Tila was not even in the state when this happened im not her fan or anything but come on are you for real must be like 15 to make comments like this do i homework and research diabetics

1721 days ago
18.

Lee    

surely when the family cut her off of the money, they made sure she could get her meds, if not ......then how could she afford them. I haven't kept up on her life and what she was or wasn't doing. Just a thought.

1721 days ago
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Dan    

You are misprepresenting some facts. While DKA is indeed caused by a lack of insulin (which is why so few people with type 2 diabetes get it, because they often have excessive insulin because they are not insulin dependent, but insulin resistant) but the issue of diet and exercise is not typically associated with this autoimmune disease, rather managing it requires careful balance of insulin, exercise and diet. As for other medications, insulin is the ONLY FDA-approved medicine for type 1, it cannot be treated with other diabetes medicines which are prescribed for type 2. Finally, I would call your attention to the fact that when a person is in DKA, they are deathly ill, and nausea is most common, unbelievable dry mouth and dehyration are all associated. You are making the mistake of selectively choosing your facts, rather than honestly reporting this news.

1721 days ago
20.

Social Worker    

Tila told her to stop taking her medication. She said it on an interview with Jane Velez Mitchell.

Tila is responsible for Caseys death.

1721 days ago
21.

dr cyclops    

listen you bonheads i have high blood pressure,high blood suger and i drink lots of beer and i smoke weed and im still alive...all these doctors are lieing abbout heart deseiece and cancer and a whole lot of stuff so they can keep making payments on the bmws..we humans are able to survive most anything..how many cavemen had cancer ..none how many fish have diabetes..we came from the sea so we do not get really sick..so go ahead and smoke 2 oacks a day and drink a case a night and swim in polluted waters ,,its okay...its all a lie made up by obama so he can screw us with this health care crisis..party on peeps oh and i weigh 325 lbs and have 3 girlfreinds and c an run 5 miles without breathing hard hee hee heeee

1721 days ago
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upchuck21    

Where was her "wifey" Tila Tequila? If she loved her so much, why didn't she watch out for her? I think we all know the answer to these questions.

1721 days ago
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upchuck21    

#23...you might want to mix in a spelling bee...

1721 days ago
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stonermoog    

great job taking care of your "wifey", tila nguyen. you loved her so much and looked after her so well, didn't you? this nasty little piece of trash enabled poor casey right into death. she isolated her from family and friends, convinced her to stop taking her medication and let her die a painful and lonely death. you were the WORST thing that ever happened to this beautiful, sweet young woman. RIP casey. can't imagine the pain and suffering this girl's family must be going through. tila nguyen should hide her head in shame and disappear.

1721 days ago
25.

Charlie    

#24. You're a moron!! A FAT MORON!! Very fat. If you ain't dead yet - you will be sooner than you think!!! That's AFTER they cut off your legs from complications.

PS Oh yeah - and you can't even spell or complete a sentence so you're a STUPID and FAT moron, too!

1721 days ago
26.

Me    

REST IN ☮PEACE☮:: CASEY JOHNSON!✝

1721 days ago
27.

Grace    

"Me and my boys ran a train on her in high school".. YOU ARE A PIG!! AND most likely, a liar. May she rest in peace.

1721 days ago
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stonermoog    

#24 is right. tila bears great responsibility for playing with this girl's life, isolating her from friends and family who were desperately trying to help her and allowing her to die a miserable, lonely and painful death. tila needs to take a good, hard look at her lies, her famepigginess and what happens to those unfortunate enough to be dragged down into her dirty muck. heaven forbid this sick, filthy piece of trash actually does breed. any child that comes out of her should be removed from her possession immediately and taken care of by proper authorities.

1721 days ago
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julie    

I love how people tell others to take care of themselves and not to mess around with diabetes. But what nobody realizes is that the medicines and supplies are super expensive and when insurance won't cover them it's not easy to keep in control and test your blood sugars 4-6 times a day, you don't want to waste what you have. You are working your butt off for money to live but yet all you can afford is your diabetes supplies and nothing else so you get depressed and pretty much want to give up and stop taking care of yourself or even stop living.

I have been in DKA 7 times in the past 9yrs because of all this crap.

1721 days ago
30.

shauna    

she is in peace. she is not on earth using drug's! go and be free casey johnson!!!!!!! go and be free!

1721 days ago
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