My fiance of 3 years Shaun has NO real health problems of his own; he drinks beer and other forms of alcohol, doesn't smoke anymore (he stopped in 2009), never recieved a flu shot (for which he clearly stated is the sole reason why he's never caught the flu/cold), doesn't exercise & eats very little (however, the food he does eat consists mostly of processed foods that are high in sodium/fat like Ramen Noodles, hot dogs, etc). He's also stated that he believes healthy foods are expensive (which they are unless you have coupons/sales but am I wrong for saying that?) and insists that we stock up on items that are inexpensive like Ramen Noodles…boxes of them! Being a Type II diabetic for nearly 17 years now, I understand the importance of living with diabetes like eating a well balanced diet, the dos/don'ts of consuming certain foods, etc! My issue is the following: There are certain foods that I'm not allowed to eat that could have detrimental effects on my blood sugar, but Shaun insists that we purchase those same foods in order to cut costs and save money…does anyone have any advice? I'm not trying to sound full of myself, but I want to put me and my life first; Shaun needs to understand that I have certain needs because of my existing conditions. Not only that, but also he has NO family history of any illnesses in his family (with the exceptions of his uncle passing away from a heart attack and his grandmother from brain cancer); I truly wish that Shaun can understand my predicament! I want us to have a long, full, healthy life together but his stubborness and insistance that we buy all processed foods and/or that coupons are bad 24/7 only conflicts the relationship further; life can be difficult when you're the only individual in the relationship who has diabetes (and hypertension as well)! With the healthy foods issue, it's also resulted in arguing constantly over financial issues as well and to be honest I feel lost and hopeless each time! If anyone can offer any assistance into my dilemma, I'd greatly appreciate it…thank you!
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