My husband is Type 2 since 1997. We've been married since 2006. He's never been one to control his diabetes, and I didn't want to be that newlywed wife that was a nag. Maybe I should have because this past June my husband suffered Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). I had returned home from grocery shopping and I found him passed out and unresponsive in the bathroom. The paramedics took him to the hospital. My husband's blood sugar was almost 400 and his heart rate was uncontrollable. The ER doctors had to use electrical cardioversion to reset his heart rhythm. This happened again when he was in ICU. I honestly thought I was going to lose him. He was in the hospital and then a rehab facility until October 1.
The DKA caused severe muscle damage, so now he uses a walker for mobile assistance. He also has a Foley catheter because the muscles in his bladder have weakened. His neuropathy has also worsen and moved from just his feet to the legs and thigh area.
Our lives as we knew it have changed. My husband is depressed all the time because he no longer can work. He feels like a failure. I don't know how to help him anymore.
We are doing very well controlling his blood sugar levels. I make all of the meals, so our carb intake is in the range the Dietitian recommended.
I first found this site for low carb recipes. I finally joined in hopes that I can make connections with others who are Type 2 and/or have spouses that are Type 2. I could use all the support and guidance I can get.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story.
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