Casey Johnson Died from Complications of Diabetes


alg_casey-ava-johnsonA Los Angeles coroner has ruled that mother of Ava, heiress and tabloid fixture Casey Johnson died from a complication from her battle with diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, which is a condition caused by lack of insulin and alarmingly high blood sugar. And in a statement sure to compound her parents’ grief, an expert suggests she shouldn’t have been alone.

Per an Associated Press reportDr. Michael Baden, former chief medical examiner in New York City, said Johnson probably slipped into a diabetic coma, but people can usually be resuscitated from that in the first 24 hours.

“If you have somebody with diabetes, there should be somebody checking up on that person,” said Baden.

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