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Posted by cck on August 05, 2000 at 12:33:52:

In Reply to: Diabetic husband is making me ill posted by kinab on July 30, 2000 at 01:21:49:

: Give your husband a break! If his sugar levels are @ 200, then he's litterally too tired to move. Some diabetics crave sugar like alcoholics crave liqour. Maybe he did sit at his office, but his sitting put bread on the table. If you want to help, find subtle ways to get him out of the house. Buy pies and cakes made with nutri-sweet. Your super-market bakeries carry them.
: My husband has had diabetes for about 20 years, he is now 75. He never has gotten his sugar under control, he does not want to eat the things he should. His sugar is usually around 200. He would never exercise, was always extremely setintary and when he worked he went to his office and of course sat.

: I have always done the physical work around our house, but, I have a few health problems and I am very, very tried of doing things while all he does is sit all day long with a book or newspaper. I have tried everything I can think of to no avail. He says that he cannot walk far because his calves knot up, I suggested physical therapy and he doesn't care, he is content to just sit.

: I cannot go on any longer, I have told him that I am going to leave if he doesn't try to help himself and he just blows me off. I am 66 years old and have great dread of living the rest of my life caring for someone who is so selfish. I also have a 91 year old mother that I go to check on and help, she however tries to do all she can for herself.

: I have no respect for my husband and I am getting very depressed, I have thyroid problems, I was getting atrial fib a lot the last few years and now have a pacemaker--during all this time my husband did not help me---he is that way with people. My question is---do diabetes act like this, if this continues, I am stepping out. Any suggestions.

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