I don't know really where to start so here goes....My 72 year old mother has been Type 2 since 1994. At first, she was very good about diet, exercise, and taking her blood sugar. Then she had in her mind that she didn't need to take her blood sugar. She would rely on "feelings" of lows or highs.....and candy would become her quick fix (M&M's) She would be very combative when we tried to get her to take it and keep up with it. My husband, who is a pharmacist, has even gotten her the latest and greatest monitor and still wouldn't do it....
Over the past 1-2 years, we have seen an increase in her sugar intake....at times that is what she would have as an entire meal and a decrease in proper diet and NO exercise. Her A1C is showing the results of this but still she won't listen. It is a constant fight and sadly, one that I feel won't change. She is in complete denial! We are starting to see rages that are becoming more and more frequent where she is getting physical with my Dad. She is having delusions. We know she is slowly killing herself.
I am not sure with HIPAA laws if trying to talk to her physicians will accomplish anything.
Any advice is appreciated!