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Man dies of liver and kidney failure after drinking over 10 bottles of coke a day

By Yao Xinyu (People's Daily Online)    11:02, November 20, 2015
Man dies of liver and kidney failure after drinking over 10 bottles of coke a day
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According to Qianjiang Evening News, a 20-year-old man who had drunk too much coke died of the failure of liver and kidney in a hospital in Ningbo, eastern China’s Zhejiang province on Nov. 16, 2015.

Chen Xiao, 20, weighs about 220 pounds. He was addicted to carbonated beverages, especially coke. Recently Chen had no appetite and vomited frequently. Drinking coke became his way of overcoming the sickness. A few weeks later, Chen’s vomiting got worse after he began to drink over 10 bottles of coke every day. Chen’s family sent him to the hospital, and the doctors and nurses were all shocked after they measured Chen’s blood glucose — it already exceeded the maximum 33.3mmol/L on the glucometer to reach 96.56 mmol/L. (Normal people’s blood glucose is around 3.89-6.11 mmol/L, over 11.1 mmol/L will be considered as diabetes.)

Except hyperglycemia, Chen Xiao was also diagnosed with liver and kidney failure, hyperkalemia, hyperleukocytosis, actic acidosis, and myocardial damage, etc. Several experts did their best at the ICU, but unfortunately, Chen died of diabetic ketoacidosis.

According to the doctor, diabetic ketoacidosis is one of the most dangerous complications with high-mortality among diabetes patients. Chen was too young to even realize that he already had diabetes and still kept on drinking coke, which led to his death. 

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