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Old 12-10-2015, 10:06   #11
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Sadly until he actually wants to eat LCHF you'll have an uphill struggle. Have you actually sat down with him and told him how scared his eating badly makes you?

Not everyone threatens their husband with an iron skillet if they don't comply (yes I did, I think John was more upset by how upset I was, than the frying pan)...

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My husband and I had a chat over the weekend about diabetic diets. He is absolutely convinced that he can have 45g carbs/meal and won't listen to anything else. At least we finally talked about it. He finally believes that his readings should never go about 140 (though he was told 160 was ok).

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Then if he truly believes he should stay under 140, and he uses the eat-to-your-meter method, his first test or two should help him recognize what those 45g carb meals are doing to him. Keeping fingers crossed!




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I was in management for many years and learned a lot about relationships, power of influence, and techniques that work and do not work. When I want my wife to do something that she does not want to do I use to techniques....gentle pressure, relentlessly applied and modeling the way (which is one form of gentle pressure).

My wife of 47 years is a red head and strong headed, but sometimes this actually works....but it take patients and time...

Of course as I used to tell me Father, eventually everyone quits smoking! He did, right after his first heart attack! Unfortunately, he passed away 4 years later. I hope your husband does not take a similar path with his diabetes, but some of us hard headed guys, insist on learning the hard way...Good luck

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Your husband will 'learn' one way or another.....you cannot live his life for him! Just set a good example and let him know you will help him, should he decide! When ED hits him, which is one of the first problems for many diabetic men, he will start listening!....

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