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Old 04-26-2014, 08:28   #11
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Great news! Fingers crossed that he really does follow up.

Please keep us posted!

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Update on "Untreated Wife". She has had some counseling & life is a little more in perspective for her. She is starting to understand that she has a lot of reasons to treat her disease (family, job, etc.). This has been interrupted, unfortunately, by eye issues (blood vessels in eye growing like weeds) & now her kidney function is at stage 5. We have been closely monitoring glucose levels & keeping them within reasonable ranges. The Dr. said that the problems that she has now, are the result of not taking care of this disease for such a long time. We are now talking about dialysis & kidney transplants. Dr. said that she will be VERY low on the transplant list, because she does not have a proven track record for taking care of this disease. She is trying to keep her head up, but the bad news just keeps coming.

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I'm so sorry about the new troubles!

If she is able to manage her glucose, she may still be able to stop additional complications and, perhaps, lessen the blows from existing complications.

Best Thoughts to you and your family!

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Since you mentioned a supportive church earlier, perhaps an excellent time to speak with your pastor?

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Dennis,

Since your wife has had a recent amputation, may I assume that she will not be going to the grocery store or cooking for herself for some time? Would it be possible for you to clean the house of high carb foods and make sure that you and the kids bring home and cook only low carb, high fat foods for her recovery? If she is not going to take her insulin, this might be the only way to save her. Get the kids involved in educating themselves on what she can eat and what she must avoid and the reasons for doing so.

I'm so sorry that you and the kids are going through this. I can't even imagine.

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Thank you for the suggestion!!!

Since the amputation & eye issues, she had a "Come to Jesus" type moment & was checking blood sugar taking her insulin regularly, before being admitted to hospital.
At this moment (1-1/2 weeks now), she is still in hospital with kidney issues, so doc's are controlling here sugar levels.

I understand that the low carb, high fat diet is successfully used by many diabetics for control of the disease. I just don't know how well that will be received, once she gets back home. In the past, when we've told her that she couldn't have something, she would get REALLY upset & lose interest in treating herself. Like I said, she understands changes need to be made & the trick will be to keep her in positive attitude for treating diabetes in the future.

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I just don't know how well that will be received, once she gets back home. In the past, when we've told her that she couldn't have something, she would get REALLY upset & lose interest in treating herself. Like I said, she understands changes need to be made & the trick will be to keep her in positive attitude for treating diabetes in the future.
Instead of telling her "you can't have that," what you CAN do is present her with a version of the treat that is low-carb. That helps take the emotion out of the equation. And by giving her high-fat options, she will feel much more sated, and potentially less "crave-y" which will be much easier for you all to manage.

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