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Old 04-18-2016, 20:38   #1
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Hi. I'm hoping I can jump back in and get active again.
I've been doing my best to keep control. But I am not good doing things on my own. Especially when life gets in the way.

Sadly I'm not on my own now. My husband had a health issue recently that brought us to the ER. We thought he was having a stroke. Thankfully it was Bell's palsy and not a stroke. But this brought him to his Drs office for a follow up and bloodwork. He found out today he has type 2. He claimed his dr did not tell him his number but said he should check his level each morning. She put him on two meds. I switched my needle and asked him to check his level when he came home. I just needed an idea of what was going on. Holy CRAP! His number was 350. I had checked mine a while earlier and I was 116 so I know my meter was working.

I don't even know what to say to him. I wanted to yell but I didn't. I just asked him to try to stop eating fast food and try lchf.

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Glad your husb didn't have a stroke, but sorry about his diabetes.

He's very fortunate to have you - someone who knows how to manage diabetes and how beneficial LC/HF is! Maybe helping him will also be helping you - but your 116 isn't bad!

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I'm sorry to hear the diagnosis for your husband. It is not an easy thing, but he has good company. Good luck to both of you.

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Are you the cook in the home? If so, maybe say that you are cooking food that is best for YOU and that as a favor to you, he should eat the same food you cook. One, because that is easier on you, just one set of meals to shop and prepare. Two, because if he's doing it for you instead of himself, maybe he'll be more willing to make changes.

If not, at least you don't have to make it any easier for him to eat foods that will raise his blood sugar.

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Cheryl....glad you guys are trying to get a grip on this now! As you know waiting is no longer an option, with BS up over 300...!

I too am a 'husband' and my wife originally was pretty frustrated with me when I was first diagnosed with type 2. She was pushing me to change now! Get with the program and I resisted.

I recall that actually I was overwhelmed as I tried to learn and understand what it meant to be diabetic. I went through some training with a 'Diabetic Training Nurse' and then met with a "Dietician', Wow, was she ever something!

Following all of that I was even more frustrated and confused, but I took the meds they told me to take. I learned how to test and write down my fasting BS each morning. Most importantly I began to focus on what would happen if I did not control diabetes. Blindness, loss of toes, feet, legs, and life! Kidney failure, liver failure, stoke, or just a good ole heart attack. Once I got this, I got serious. For me fear is a great motivator.

My point is us husbands need time to digest information and deal with our primary motivation of fear. Make sure he has the facts and the reasons to get serious, then let him stew on it for a time....he will come to the right decisions after he has processed it all....

At least that was my experience.....good luck!

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