I was diagnosed with a fasting blood sugar of 457 and an A1c of 15. When I started to move down toward normal numbers I felt like I was going to die- and did, in fact, go to the ER. A very smart ER nurse told me that when I started to feel low (at 250!), I should take 15 grams of glucose and wait 15 minutes- do it until I felt functional again, always trying to feel functional at closer to normal numbers. Today, my 30 day average is 87- my A1c stays between 5.0 and 5.5. I can tell if my sugar is over 100 or under 70.
That young man can take control.
I feel bad for you both!! Very frustrating to watch someone "pretend" they arent diabetic when you know that he is going to pay a very high price for his actions.
I know 2 people who lost their lives to diabetes complications just because they wouldnt give up their alcohol consumption, both had damaged their kidneys (that was the main damage at that time) one took his life while on a waiting list for a kidney transplant..he was 31 The other was also on an organ transplant list for his kidney damage too, but died before that could happen...he was 33
Shell, is there a possibility that he is suffering from depression...therefore, not really caring at this time about managing his diabetes? When people are affected at a young age with this disease, I really think they live in denial for a long time..not all of them...but alot...and it seems that it is men who are so stubborn. Has your hubby tried talking to him? It has to be very hard on your everyday life, I'm sorry you are going through this.
Like Lanie suggested...would be helpful if he would just peek into the forum here...but....I dont know..sounds like that would be near impossible for you to get him to do
Gentle hugs, Diane