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Im natalie. Well I've been around diabetes & I've seen the downs of it w my grandma. I use to give her her insulin & do her blood sugar everyday for two yrs. Well now I have a boyfriend who has diabetes. He's very stuborn about his diet & doesn't want to change his diet. I've also noticed he's gotten skinnier in the past week or two & has developed even darker & bigger circles around his eyes. I am worried. He smokes & occasionally drinks!! He is 23 & im 20. Please help!!!!
 

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Im natalie. Well I've been around diabetes & I've seen the downs of it w my grandma. I use to give her her insulin & do her blood sugar everyday for two yrs. Well now I have a boyfriend who has diabetes. He's very stuborn about his diet & doesn't want to change his diet. I've also noticed he's gotten skinnier in the past week or two & has developed even darker & bigger circles around his eyes. I am worried. He smokes & occasionally drinks!! He is 23 & im 20. Please help!!!!
Sorry Natalie,

I agree with the previous post. Unless the young man decides to change his habits - for instance, stop smoking and modify his diet to reduce his sugar spikes you're flogging a dead horse.

You might get some ideas from Blood Sugar 101 That site is very good at explaining in simple terms the issues of uncontrolled diabetes and is well worth exploring.

Perhaps something there will strike a chord with him but unfortunately "there's none so blind as those who will not see."

Good luck, John
 

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There is a lady in England named April. She was diagnosed when se was in her early teens, and she rebelled and did not take her shots or eat properly. Her father took her to a hospital and they visited the diabetes ward. They saw diabetics on dialysis, at least one patient was blind and there were others with amputations. All of these complications were caused by their diabetes. Diabetics who do not take care of themselves can eventually expect these kinds of complications. She was very frightened by what she saw, and her outlook changed. She has now been a diabetic for 52 years, and she is very healthy. If your friend reads this post, and still does not take care of himself, then there is nothing more you can do. Has he seen an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist)?

Richard
 
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