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Suicide with insulin.

A man killed himself with his partner's insulin, an inquest heard.

Graham Higson died at the home he shared with his diabetic partner, Stephen Barrett Stephen J. Barrett, M.D. (born 1933), is a retired American psychiatrist, author, co-founder of the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), and the webmaster of Quackwatch. He runs a number of websites dealing with quackery and health fraud. , last September 22.

The Huddersfield inquest yesterday heard that Mr Higson, 35, had a long history of alcohol abuse and self- harm.

The day before his death he had been involved in a family court matter.

In a statement his wife, Karen Louise Higson, said they had married in 1999 and had a daughter, now aged four. The couple separated in 2003.

She said Mr Higson had taken overdoses of aspirin and said he had drunk bleach.

Mr Barrett, of Rorden Heights, Ferndale, Sheepridge, said Mr Higson had a serious problem with alcohol.

This had not been helped because he had managed several pubs in the area during the early part of their relationship.

On the night before his death they had spent the evening together at home and Mr Higson had spoken to his mother later on.

Mr Higson had made up Mr Barrett's diabetic injection, then carried on drinking until he went to bed at about 1am.

Mr Barrett went to bed an hour later.

The next day he couldn't wake Mr Higson and found him with an insulin pen An insulin pen is an insulin injection system for the treatment of diabetes. A pen is comprised of disposable needles, a vial of insulin, and a "pen." Types of pens
A number of companies make insulin pens including Novo Nordisk, Aventis and Eli Lilly.
. He had injections in each arm.

Mr Higson died from an insulin overdose overdose /over·dose/ (o´ver-dos?)
1. to administer an excessive dose.

2. an excessive dose.

An excessive dose, especially of a narcotic.
 and had drunk just over four times the legal limit of alcohol for driving.

Coroner Roger Whittaker Roger Whittaker (born March 22 1936 in Nairobi, Kenya) is a British singer/songwriter and musician with worldwide record sales of more than 55 million. His music is of the folk/easy listening genre. In his early career, his trademark was his whistling ability.  said Mr Higson had intended to take his life.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 1, 2006
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