I care for someone with diabetes who loves to jog. Due to his age I do like to be present whenever he does any physical activities. I would hate for something to happen and I am not right there to help. He is nearing 75 and is in pretty good physical shape. I am only 28 and while I am in good physical shape I am not able to jog with him because I am a smoker.
So for the past few months I have just told him that jogging doesnt mix well with diabetes and that has helped keep him put. But this sort of backfires because he then starts to go through the cabinets and usually ends up eating whatever goodies I bought for the week.
I guess I am kind of stuck. The urge for him to go jogging has subsided even though I told him that with his diabetes he will probably be arrested by HHS if they catch him jogging. I also remind him that he is an organ donor and if he damages any of the good organs by jogging that HHS will not only arrest him but his wife will surely be put to death.
The only logical and mutually beneficial solution I can conjure up is, as a responsible caretaker, is to have him take up another hobby other than jogging. I figure he could probably take up smoking; not like my habit of jsut smoking cigarettes but rather one that is more involved and covers all the tobacco products i.e. cigars, cigarettes, pipes, hookah smoking, et al.
Is there anyone else here that is a caretaker of someone with diabetes that has dealt with anything like this that can offer any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
Raymond Gaepenes (Used my nickname pico de gallo for profile)
PS- How frequently do diabetes patients develop tourette syndrome? Recently my grandfather seems to be swearing an awful lot