By Anonymous - 19/02/2016 19:00 - United States - Dayton

Today, my mom tried to convince me to throw out my insulin shots because she read a chain email that claimed they "cause cancer". FML
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"Well, Mom, not taking insulin causes death."

Does she also believe vaccines cause autism?


"Well, Mom, not taking insulin causes death."

Tell your mom you won't have to worry about cancer when you get Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) go into a coma and die. My brother didn't take his insulin for awhile (he was never properly educated on his diabetes unfortunately) and had DKA and almost died. DKA is some serious stuff and messing with your insulin is no joke. If I were you I'd print some research on what happens if you don't take your insulin, on DKA and coma's and stuff and try and educate her on all of it. Yes, there's a possibility she's just stupid and won't understand or believe you if you explain it, but chances are she's just uneducated in diabetes and the severity of it (as many are).

My last hyperglycemia that I was hospitalized for having SEVERE dka gives my the experience to back this up. My bgl was over 62 mmol/l, or about 1100 mgdl... It would most definately be an unpleasant exit strategy...

bearbear120 27

If I were you I would defiantly hide them from her.

I think this is actually a good point. If OP's mother is that gullible, I think it's reasonable to think she may throw them away herself when OP isn't around......clearly that could make OP very unwell. But I would definitely do it!

I don't really get why this comment is getting downvoted. It makes sense. Either way FYL OP.

Defiantly *and* definitely, I suppose.

Both of them are reasonable in that sentence though.

Does she also believe vaccines cause autism?

I wouldn't be surprised if she did

100% of people with Cancer also breathe. Breathing causes Cancer!!!

NotGabe 28

Remember, dihydrogen monoxide is deadly if inhaled for an extended period of time!

Well, you're not wrong, breathing in water would kill you..

obliviongillette 18

Well she's not the sharpest syringe in the box.

But you know, they also prevent death

perhaps have the doctor explain that they do not cause cancer?

But why would she believe a trained medical professional over some random article emailed to her?

Listen to big pharma? What a ludicrous idea. They just want to keep you sick.

sabby7 17


You should warn her about the prince that promises wealth

I'm happy she's not a doctor xD

saffy66 34

And of course, everything you read online is 100% accurate...