Re: Help! My husband has diabetes and he doesn't care
Sorry, but I have to absolutely disagree with Madison. DO NOT THREATEN HIM! That is probably the worst thing you can do. All you will be doing is setting yourself up as the enemy and then he won't accept help from you when he needs it. Besides, if he doesn't care about himself, the threat of dialysis, which he is not on right now anyway, won't make any difference to him.
See if you can talk to his doctor. It is possible that he is also suffering from depression. It is common in people with diabetes. It has nothing to do with an inability to cope. Rather it is a biochemical issue that meds can deal with quite effectively.
The bottom line is that there isn't really anything you can do to make him take care of himself. You might try pricking your finger too, when you want him to test. But the bottom line is that you can only support him once he gets into trouble. In the meantime, love him and let him know that you care. Sorry, but it's the best you can do. You might also want to try to find a support group for yourself. That will help you deal with the tremendous stress you are under.
Dxd T1 1966, 2001 dialysis, 2002 kidney transplant, 2003 insulin pump, 2008 pancreas transplant