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Rapper Boosie Badazz pleaded with fans to donate their spare insulin to control his blood sugar levels. It isn't clear why Boosie relies on his fans to refill his insulin supply.

The 38-year-old rapper posted an Instagram photo of a Lantus insulin multi-dose pen, along with a caption asking fans to contact his manager: "I NEED IF U N ATL dm @nightlyfedtone CASH ON DECK."

Lantus is long-acting insulin typically used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetics. Insulin is a hormone produced by the body that lowers blood sugar levels. Lantus begins to work about three hours after injection and lasts for 24 hours.

Boosie is at risk of losing his right leg after he was shot by an unknown gunman in Dallas in November. The rapper, whose real name is Torrence Hatch Jr., underwent 3 surgeries to place pins in his leg.

Fans expressed concern for the ailing rapper who is forced to perform in his wheelchair at nightclubs to pay his medical bills.

"His leg ain’t gone heal if y'all don't get this," one fan wrote. Another IG user wrote: "Get at boosie on the quicks y'all ! And y'all have a blessed day."

He is confined to a wheelchair due to diabetic wasting, a disorder that affects the nerves in the legs, hips and buttocks, causing pain and muscle wasting.

In another post on Instagram, Boosie shared a video explaining why he wasn't holding a giveaway fans this Christmas.

"I'm giving my love and my gifts to my family... People who hurt when I hurt, people who cry when I cry. People who done suffered with me."

He captioned the video: "#yeahisaidit I WISH A HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL THO."

Millions of diabetics are struggling to refill their insulin due to skyrocketing insulin prices. The feds are cracking down on underground black markets for insulin sales.

One desperate diabetic posted an ad online that reads: "I cannot afford my insulin anymore. I have Lantus pens to trade for Novolog or Humalog vials/pens. Any help is appreciated!"
 


 

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Rapper Boosie Badazz hosted a Thanksgiving party at a South Carolina nightclub in a wheelchair on Thursday.

Boosie assured friends and fans he's well on the way to recovering from surgeries, but h will need one more surgery.

He hosted a Thanksgiving Bash at the Exquis Event Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Video shot by a club patron shows Boosie's crew wheeling him into the venue.

Boosie is planning to throw another bash to celebrate his birthday at a club in Alabama on Saturday.

The 38-year-old father-of-seven recently shared with fans that he needs a couple hundred thousand dollars to pay a specialist to save his leg from amputation after he was shot in Dallas, Texas earlier this month.

He underwent multiple surgeries, including one to remove bullet fragments and had screws placed to stabilize his bone, according to TMZ.

Another Instagram video shows Boosie's mother massaging his foot to increase circulation. Boosie is a type 1 diabetic who underwent a kidney transplant in 2015. Diabetics tend to heal very slowly due to poor circulation and low tissue perfusion.

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Rapper Boosie Badazz is reportedly consulting with medical specialists who saved Wendy Williams' leg after she reportedly cut her foot and the wound was slow to heal.

Boosie, who was shot by gang members after attending a vigil for rapper Mo3 in Dallas, took to social media on Friday to plead for help raising funds to consult with a specialist.

Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch Jr., told his followers he is "not doing that good," and he doesn't have much time to find a specialist before he loses that leg.

Boosie said he needs a ton of money from his fans to pay for a "specialist doctor" who works on "fixing body parts, that cost hundreds of thousands."

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According to TMZ, Boosie, 38, had two surgeries to place pins in his bone, But type 1 diabetics are slow to heal and the slightest cut can be disastrous.

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Sources say Wendy, 56, had a scare last summer when she cut her foot but she didn't realize it due to lack of sensation in her feet. Doctors allegedly gave her antibiotics to save her leg.

She was pictured leaving an emergency room in Manhattan earlier this year. A source says she carefully examines the soles of her feet daily.

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Wendy has a medical condition called lymphedema that causes poor drainage of the lymphatic system in the affected area. The condition causes swelling, tightness, aching, tingling, and numbness.

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Boosie Badazz's manager has denied reports that the Louisiana rapper is undergoing surgery to amputate one of his feet after he was shot in the lower leg in Dallas, Texas.

Boosie's manager took to Instagram on Thursday to deny reports by posting a screenshot of a blog headline with the words: "Fake News"

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A gunshot wound to the leg usually doesn't require a week in the hospital -- unless there are serious complications such as blood clots, pulmonary emboli, or diminished tissue perfusion causing tissue death.

Boosie, 38, has a history of type 1 diabetes which requires daily insulin injections to maintain normal blood sugar levels.

People who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are at higher risk for amputation because of a condition called peripheral artery disease, which narrows the arteries and lowers oxygenated blood perfusion to the arms and legs.

Another complication of a gunshot wound to the leg is pulmonary emboli caused by fragmented bone in the leg traveling through the veins to the lungs. A pulmonary embolism is potentially fatal.

Earlier this week Boosie posted an update to his Instagram assuring fans that he was well.

"I'm good. Appreciate all the happy birthday wishes and get well soon wishes."
 

 

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Lil Boosie is reportedly scheduled to have one of his feet amputated due to massive blood loss after suffering a gunshot wound to the leg.

Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch Jr., was shot while sitting in a Sprinter van in a parking lot last week in Dallas, Texas.

The Louisiana rapper was in town to attend a memorial to his artist Mo3, 28, real name Melvin Noble, who was fatally shot by an unknown assailant on a Dallas freeway on Nov. 11.

Normally, a bullet wound to the leg is not a life-threatening condition. But if the bullet severed an artery in the leg the resulting blood loss can lead to tissue atrophy from lack of oxygen in the blood.

Boosie, 38, has a history of type 1 diabetes which requires daily insulin injections to maintain normal blood sugar levels.

People who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are at higher risk for amputation because of a condition called peripheral artery disease, which narrows the arteries and lowers oxygenated blood perfusion to the arms and legs.

Another complication of a gunshot wound to the leg is pulmonary emboli caused by fragmented bone in the leg traveling through the veins to the lungs. A pulmonary embolism is potentially fatal.

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