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About 5/6 weeks ago I noticed that my hubby was drinking a lot more than usual. When I asked him about it he said that he had a very dry mouth. He also needs to go to the loo a lot but obviously this would go with the constant drinking. He will drink anything, water, fruit juice, fizzy drinks and even eats ice lollies.
Anyway, although I have been reading a lot about Diabetes on the internet and telling him he must go to his Doctor, he will not go.
He even read a piece in the newspaper yesterday about Diabetes and the complications that you can get if it is not treated but he still didn't seem to take it seriously.
I really don't know what to do to get through to him and it's quite worrying for me.
He is 47, overweight and gets little excercise btw.
 

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That is not unusual particularly for some Men who hate going to the Doctor in the first place. Double it with a deadly disease and having to eat healthy foods....they deny Diabetes. Some Women do also.

But let him know that Diabetes CAN be controlled and the sooner, the better. Bad stuff will happen to him if he doesn't step up and get help for himself. Tell him that you will help him.

We are not medical Professionals so obviously we cannot say whether your Husband has Diabetes or not. He needs to be tested and diagnosed by his Dr.

1. Does he have any of the other symptoms listed on this Forum or elsewhere?

2. Does he have Diabetes in the Family?

I presume that you cook the meals. If I were you, I'd start making him healthy meals that do not raise his blood sugar too much. Simple meals without sauces or dressings is Best, if you don't already.

Get rid of sugary foods and drinks. (If you eat them, hide some for yourself and toss the rest).

Make sure that there is plenty of water around. Put artificial sweetener and maybe lime/or lemon juice in the water to change the taste. Fizzy drinks will make him thirstier.

Buy a meter and strips(Relion at Walmarts is cheap)to test his sugars. Read the instructions. If you have questions about it, come back and ask. Surely, he won't mind getting his finger poked for a Good cause. Get a book to write his sugar levels, food intake, etc. in to keep a record and to show his Dr.

He needs exercise whether it's a walk around the block or horseback riding, try to get him doing it. Or make up something.

You know him Best so if there is a way that you can bribe, sweet talk (or threaten) him into going to the Dr., testing his sugar, etc., go for it.

A Diabetic usually feels like death-warmed over whether their sugars are high or low so he may not feel like doing anything. He may feel sleepy, shakey, sweaty and scared or irritable. Depression may be a factor also. A Dr. is the Best bet. We'd like to hear back from you. I hope he will be okay. :)
 

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Hello Emmie, He would feel lazy and irritable. Has he lost any weight and you know about his thirst and he would be visiting the toilet often and hungry is another and sleep is so desirable to him.
Coerce him to the ER and complain about his thirst and get to test his Blood Glucose or test this yourself. He needs to be convinced that he needs help. :) Good Luck. :D
 

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Hello Emmie, welcome to our community! You have been given very good advice by Terrie and Peter. I have been diabetic for 63 years and I am very healthy but I would have died many years ago if I was not diagnosed and if I did not take good care of myself. If your husband has diabetes then his being diagnosed is urgent!!! If he ignores his symptoms and does not go to a doctor then he could develop problems with his eyes, kidneys and his heart after enough time passes. I hope he is NOT diabetic but just in case he is please get him to a doctor. An endocrinologist is a diabetes specialist and is the most appropriate choice if diabetes is present. Good luck to both of you!

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Thank you all for your replies.
In answer to Terrie; there is no Diabetes in his family as far as I'm aware. As for other symptoms, I think he has lost weight, he even commented that his trousers were looser than they were round his waist. He has had leg cramps a couple of times while he was in bed which he said was very painful.
I will continue to tell him how important it is that he goes to his Doctor but he is extremely stubborn!
I do not eat particularly sweet things and I rarely drink fizzy drinks myself. He has two sugars in his tea, another drink which he loves.
I think it will be very hard to change his eating and drinking habits but I will do everything I can to help him.
Thanks again, I will keep you updated.
Emmie.
 

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About 5/6 weeks ago I noticed that my hubby was drinking a lot more than usual. When I asked him about it he said that he had a very dry mouth. He also needs to go to the loo a lot but obviously this would go with the constant drinking. He will drink anything, water, fruit juice, fizzy drinks and even eats ice lollies.
Anyway, although I have been reading a lot about Diabetes on the internet and telling him he must go to his Doctor, he will not go.
He even read a piece in the newspaper yesterday about Diabetes and the complications that you can get if it is not treated but he still didn't seem to take it seriously.
I really don't know what to do to get through to him and it's quite worrying for me.
He is 47, overweight and gets little excercise btw.
Pl ask him to do d blood test--Empty stomach&Post brandial (After 2 hours)
If there is no clarity in result try to do GTT&Glyco Hb
Dr Gopal.
 
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