Woman dies alone in flat after doctors ‘didn’t diagnose diabetes properly’

A woman died alone in her flat after doctors ‘didn’t diagnose her diabetes properly’.

Sandra Masozera was found dead on October 12, 2020, at her south-east London flat following complications with her diabetes, an inquest heard.

Opening the inquest into the 25-year-old’s untimely death, Coroner Xavier Mooyaart said: “There is evidence that she lived alone at home and was being treated with respect to her mental health.

“Concerns have been raised following her death as to whether her diabetes was adequately diagnosed and the risks of her diabetes properly considered as to the effects of her other medication.”

He continued: “In light of these concerns, I have reason to believe that this young lady’s death may have been unnatural.” MyLondon reported.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of her death to be diabetic ketoacidosis, which is when harmful substances, called ketones, build up in the body when a person suffering from diabetes runs out of insulin.

Sandra had been a 2016 Miss Uganda UK finalist representing Masaka City and the inquest has since been adjourned awaiting further reports from her family, GP and local mental health trust.

A statement from the Miss Uganda UK Twitter page shared a black and white picture of her following her death, with the words “Rest in Eternal peace”.

A statement from the organisers also read: “It’s with great sadness and sorrow with the news we received regarding our 2016 finalist Sandra Masozera.

“Sadly, at just 25 years old with her whole life ahead of her suddenly passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020.

“Words cannot explain the feeling within our camp in this moment but pray for her family and her loved ones for the good Lord to strengthen them through this trying times. We thank God for Sandra’s life. Sandra the jolly lively always smiling girl MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.”

A GoFundMe for her family and funeral costs has raised more than £6,700.