dimspace said:very speculative.. they like using the word "drugs found" with ex dopers...
the drugs where insulin, sleeping tablets and an anxiety medication...
the two latter ones would be no surprise, perfectly normal for someone who had suffered depression or anxiety to be using both of these medications... half the ruddy world is on sleeping tablets, and probably 5% of people take some sort of anti anxiety medication...
insulin obviously is generally diabetes related, but nobody actually knows if he has issues... however, insulin is also used to control blood suger, which can be affected by depression/anxiety...
i think they would have reported "drugs found" if there had been a jar of paracetemol in his room to be honest...
i think let the guy rest in peace, speculation really isnt gonna change a thing.. a great cyclist who clearly had a troubled personal life, and mental health issues..
im actually dissapointed that CN are choosing to report speculation, rather than actual news.. what was it they said in the previous one about "expressing our condolences etc".. then leave the guy in peace and report NEWS, not GOSSIP
Sounds a bit speculative at the moment.
Martinello said:epo + dehydration + flight to Senegal + a few drinks on the plane = venous thrombosis in a lower extremity vein. The venous clot dislodges and ends up in pulmonary artery - quite lethal.
it's speculative but a plausible scenario if the cause of death really is a lung embolism.
i read some place he was on vacation.Cobblestones said:
red_flanders said:Read somewhere this morning that he has used insulin in the past to attempt suicide. Don't understand a bit of how that would work, but odd that it seems to keep cropping up in his medical history.
guilder said:Wouldn't be surprised judging by his erratic performances over the years that he was susceptible to a pre type 2 diabetes brought on by stress, alcoholism, and a hereditary disposition. It would explain the blood clot happening resulting from dehydration.
afpm90 said:According to Philip Tønnesen, the use of EPO may increase the possibility of blood clots in the lungs.
The translated article:http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=pt-BR&sl=da&tl=en&u=http://www.feltet.dk/
Aapjes said:Insulin overdoses tend to be a lot more common for diabetics than extreme deficiencies (although moderate deficiencies have quite a negative effect on the body in the long term), so the default treatment for a diabetic in trouble is to give him something sweet: energy drinks, glucose tablets, etc (in other words, the stuff you eat/drink on a ride). The insulin won't be able to turn all the glucose into glucosen, so there will be some left over for the brain.
Insulin is extremely common and thus easy to get (most of us can just get some from a family member), which makes it an fairly easy suicide method. A sufficient amount of fast acting insulin should cause coma very quickly and would be pretty much painless. It will still take some time to kill, so there is a decent chance of being found and rescued.
PS. I know a diabetic who suffered brain damage from an insulin overdose. It's really shitty having to balance that rope, knowing that a mistake in either direction can mean brain damage or even death.
I think that many here do not realize how dangerous insulin really can be and that it is a hell of a lot more risky to use than EPO for instance...