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Re: [IP] More on insulin injecting athletes!

In a message dated 8/10/2003 7:58:03 AM Alaskan Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes: 
> Aug. 4, 2003 -- It's undetectable. It just might boost athletic 
> performance.
> And it just might kill.
> Insulin abuse is the latest deadly trend. Bodybuilders use it -- often in
> combination with steroids -- to pump their muscles full of staying power. 
> It's
> estimated that one in four steroid abusers also take insulin.
> Not unless something goes wrong. And there's a lot of room for error. A case
> in point appears in the August issue of the British Journal of Sports
> Medicine.
> P.J. Evans and R.M. Lynch work in the emergency room at Hull Royal Infirmary
> in England. They report the case of a 31-year-old man brought in after being
> found unconscious at home. He remained in a coma until the doctors realized
> his blood sugar had crashed. Fortunately, he'd arrived in time for 
> intravenous
> sugar to save his life.
> The man later admitted to the doctors that he took insulin three times a 
> week
> -- and also used steroids.
> Evens and Lynch call insulin "a potentially lethal drug."

And you know what all this is going to end up doing? It is going to make it 
so that ALL insulin must have a prescription!, so that when you go on that 
overnight trip and drop your vial which breaks, you will have to have a 
prescription to even get an emergency vial of reg.

Tina H
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