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Fareham man died after failing to take his medication

THE inquest of a 33-year-old man revealed it was a medical condition that led to his death.

Luke Thorphy, from Fareham, was found at his flat on May 1 last year and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, where he later died, on May 2.

At an inquest into his death, coroner for Portsmouth and south-east Hampshire David Horsley, recorded that he died from natural causes.

It was revealed that Mr Thorphy suffered from Type 1 diabetes and forgot to take his insulin.

He also took a number of drugs including heroin. But a pathologist found that the level of drugs in his system was not fatal.

Mr Horsley said: ‘Luke had long-standing medical health issues. He forgot to take his insulin and, because his body couldn’t get energy from glucose, it got it from his fat cells instead.

‘This caused a medical condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis which Luke died from. His death was a result of him not sticking to his medication so I have to rule his death as natural causes.’

 
 
 

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