The main reason I joined this community is that I have a LOT of relatives with diabetes, 4 counting my mother and 3 siblings (there are 6 of us). I haven't been diagnosed with diabetes yet but I have been using the diabetic diet/life style plan my mother was given several years ago for 5 years. An ounce of prevention…
Enough intro. My mother, 79 years old, has type 2 diabetes, heart problems (afib), a pace maker (with a defib in it) and is legally blind from macular degeneration. I think she has given up. She will eat good healthy mini meals all day long and then blow it by eating a whole jelly roll - or at least 1/2 of one while watching a 1/2 hour tv show in the evening. If you don't know what a jelly roll is, it is a flat rectangle of white cake, 8"x12"x1/2", with a layer of massively sweet spread on it and then rolled up. I can't even eat a taste of one without feeling wierd and I am not diabetic!! What can we, her children, do to encourage her to not do things like that. We would all like to have her around for a while longer but we know if she keeps up with binges she won't.
Any suggestions will be appreciated, even if it is only encouraging thoughts that I can use and pass on to my siblings.
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