Cherise This is such a complex, complicated disease with so many facets. I highly advocate going to diabetic classes. You need alot of education with this. I know I took classes at my local hopital. I never knew what Idid not know about
this. This is the type of disease you can only learn from experience. You can only be pointed in the right direction, than the person has to do it. It all honesty it is self help and self management. It's 1 percent know how and 99% motivated enough to work at it 24 hours a day 365 days a years, no weekends off and no holidays. You have to be constantly vigilent and paying attention what you ingest in your body.Experience is the best teacher. whether it is an auto mechanic, a plumber , electrician or any skill, and make no mistake about
it, learning to eat and control blood sugar is a skill. Go to the library, take classes, go to book store and of course these message boards. The best source are other people who are diabetic. You can point a person in the right direction but they have to be willing to do the rest, Key things are carb counting, portion controlled food, exercise, loose weight if necessary. and of course glucose montoring and be flexible enogugh to make adjustment. Everything has to be in harmony, food, gllucagon, insulin, thyroid stimulating hormone. You don't want a logjam in the bloostream or in your cells.(weight) Everything has to keep running smooth to simplify this. I'm of course referring to your husband.
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