Do diabetics know what they are saying when in a reaction, a low sugar episode? I understand the disease—i have 24 years experience. I understand the symptoms, confusion. More than once I have saved his life.
I am very upset now…once again, sugar was 54 and for over an hour he was combative and yelling he hates me. I was able to get him to take bites of food, only to hear "I'm fat because you keep doing this shit!". He over estimates how many units to take even though repeatedly advised from his internist and diatician. I've had juice thrown at me. He has hit me. I've run the gamut from helping him myself (most always) to calling 911 and his whole demeanor changes and he is cooperative with them.
Saying he hates me is the worst. I've devoted 24 years and sometimes know better than he does what he needs. He has had car accidents with the children so I took over doing the driving. Countless nights in the ER but still at work by 7 am. I get frustrated as he will take insulin and go mow the lawn. Numerous times I have had to inject glucagon. He thinks it won't "hit him that fast."
I just spent over an hour—tomorrow is Mothers Day. Hearing he hates me hurts a lot. And he remembers what he says. Then apologizes and goes on like nothing occured…except now I have a migraine, my blood pressure is 200/120 and he's watching tv. :( Frustrated to the max that he sabotages himself and after the 500th time still does what he does. I understand the ramifications of high sugar but man, all these daily lows can't be good either.
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