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    Hi, could you please explain this. What is veg-o-matic in this context. It came from a novel. She mean vegetative state?

    I eat my beans and wonder which way my blood glucose is going. If I took too much insulin it will be dropping into the danger zone, below seventy milligrams per deciliter. I could be heading for another insulin reactionMEEP MEEP MEEP—danger, Lucy Szabo, danger! Brain cells shutting down, dangerous coma ahead—MEEP MEEPMEEP—get out the glucagon, doc, she's going veg-o-matic.

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    I guess it means she is going into a coma. People usually term the word coma as "vegetable."

    For eg: After the accident, she is just like a vegetable.

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    Default Re: Veg-o-matic?

    The Veg-O-Matic is a kitchen device used to chop and slice raw vegetables. It used to be sold mainly via TV informercials, and was the subject of many parodies. To suggest that someone is "going Veg-O-Matic" would more properly describe them as going crazy with a knife and slashing everything in sight (in my opinion). I think the writer was trying to be clever in using a different way of describing a comatose person as a vegetable, but it really doesn't convey the proper image in this case.

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