Karmel Allison, Caught by President Obama, is Doing Fine


President Obama Catches Karmel Allison

Karmel Allison, ASweetLife’s science editor and author of the blog Where is My Robot Pancreas was standing just behind President Obama as he spoke about the Affordable Care Act today (Obamacare).  She began to feel lightheaded during the speech and as she was about to faint our heroic president reached back and caught her.

Karmel was invited to the White House by the American Diabetes Association after publishing a blog post about Obamacare, What Obamacare Feels Like to a Diabetic.

We’re happy to tell you that we’ve been in touch with Karmel and she is fine.  The team at ASweetLife thanks you all for your concern and good wishes.  


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j-live fan

BS = “blood sugar,” not a vulgarity. Apologies to those for whom this isn’t accepted shorthand.

j-live fan

To Karmel Allison: Could you please educate the public on what your blood sugar was afterwards, and what treatment you received? This is the most publicized diabetic event in history, and as far as I know, there’s no info as to whether your BS was low, high, or normal.

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Sorry if I was overly harsh earlier; but you might just want to check out Don Weintraub’s article on this very blog, openly boasting about how he purposefully induced low blood sugar and went to the ER on purpose to get his num-num gizmo from the taxpayaz.

j-live fan
   Finally, in partial defense of the NON-conspiratorial narrative on this, I would like to highlight for interested readers that sudden low-blood-sugar onset can be swifter and more dangerous now than it was two or three decades ago. That is because animal-based insulin has been replaced with genetically engineered human insulin (produced in E. coli bacterium, I think). Previously, excessive insulin in bloodstream would also be accompanied by an excess of small protein-receptor (animal-human) mismatches, resulting in more pronounced side-effects, such as sweating and trembling, earlier in the process. Now, the insulin so smoothly executes its intended physiological function that… Read more »
j-live fan

Here’s just another amusing example of diabetic fakery, from back in the days of colorimetric strips of fond memory. I can’t remember where I heard this, but I SWEAR it’s true, lol.

This teenage girl was producing uncannily uniform readings, every one was a perfect beige on top and a cerulean blue on the bottom, right smack at 100. Well, guess what a lab result revealed: nail polish on the strips! :)  

j-live fan
As a TID myself, I have to agree with Molly Zin’s critical analysis of the film.  I don’t see where the identity of Karmel’s friend, who was doing a total sister-angel routine and then zoned into a disengaged happy space with a goofy smile right at the moment Karmel zombied and timbered, has been revealed. Don’t we get to know this person’s name and what she’s doing there? Another O-Care beneficiary, magnanimously comforting a pregnant lady she bonded with that very day while prepping for their roles as presidential backdrops; or a long-time friend like hand-holding and waist-hugging often conveys; or what? So, I’m agnostic on the truth at this point;… Read more »
Molly Zin
If this isn’t staged, how is it that Obama turns around as if sensing a commotion, looks at Karmel, and THEN she sways backwards? And if you’re standing there and the president suddenly grabs the person next to you, wouldn’t your attention go straight to what was happening right beside you? Why is it that the woman next to Karmel, who happens to be holding on to Karmel, keeps her eyes focused away during the excitement and a big smile spreads across her face? (It’s called duping delight. Most people can’t help smiling when they’re lying or acting and trying… Read more »
Rich. . .you are apparently a “Tea Party” /Kool Aid drinker.  Are you T1D?  Are you the parent, grandparent or spouse of a T1D individual? You ARE missing the point.  This is not about taxes.  This about health.  This is about needing fair coverage for all Americans including T1D folks.  If you are not part of the T1D community, you have no concept of the financial, emotional and physical costs of this disease Andy, Karmel (and other T1D ‘s) would be so lucky if they were only”staging” these low BG attacks. What you saw on the “outside” is nothing compared… Read more »
As a healthcare administrator with 40 years of experience both in the federal and private sectors, ACA is the another example of politicians using healthcare as a political tool to pit segments of our society against each other.  ACA is not about making healthcare affordable it is all about political manipulation and the federal government limiting individual’s rights.  As to Ms. Allison while I am personally glad that she is well, she is just another pawn being manipulated by venial politician.  I am deeply offended that the American Diabetes Association afforded her a stage to promote ACA, a law that… Read more »

Did the President *really* catch you? Or did he kindly extend an arm out in order to show compassion, while that guy behind you did all that catching?  

If the President was more interested in catching you, you’d think he’d turn around a bit more and keep his eyes on the situation rather than looking around elsewhere.

Seems staged.  

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