I am a wife who needs alot of help learning about diabettes

GCKJRWISFE
By GCKJRWISFE Latest Reply 2009-12-26 21:21:26 -0600
Started 2009-12-12 14:18:47 -0600

I just reunited with my husband after 18 yrs he survived a diabetic coma and didnt know he is diabetic type 2 i could use alot of help .. when it comes to this the pic is one here of when we got married 22 yrs ago he is 45 i am 40


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Blue Angel
Blue Angel 2009-12-14 19:11:12 -0600 Report

You chose the right place to get information and help. You can get a lot of feed back from people just like you. Hope you find this site is helpful.Good luck.

appleseed
appleseed 2009-12-13 17:26:28 -0600 Report

There is a marvelous book out by Dr Ray Strand which addresses some of the concerns you may have. Healthy for Life is the name of it. I believe you can obtain it from Amazon.com, if you dont find it let me know, I keep a few copies on hand for my clients

GCKJRWISFE
GCKJRWISFE 2009-12-26 21:21:26 -0600 Report

How much would a copy that you have be.. I cant afford much i am on state assistance … very low income … thanks
Catherine

Susie624
Susie624 2009-12-12 18:25:32 -0600 Report

Just talk to your husband and find out what his needs are for his diabetes.Talk with his doctor to be sure you are doing what needs to be done.Check out the recipes here (very tasteful).and just ask questions if you arenot sure there is a lot of old timers here.by old I dont mean age wise.All the peoplee here are spring chickens,but some have had this for centuries.Not really but I know they feel as tho they have.Just hang in there and it will all fall in place.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2009-12-12 18:32:20 -0600 Report

Don't get yourself down you are at a place that will help you deal with diabeties. I have been diabetic for over 25 years and this site has helped me learn a lot. Also you will find that the people here are very friendly and willing to help you. Dan

GCKJRWISFE
GCKJRWISFE 2009-12-12 19:21:13 -0600 Report

thank u so much It is alot…to take in but with alot of support I am getting blessed with every day…I am thankful so much…it is so overwhelming…thank you so much…

hbkunkel
hbkunkel 2009-12-12 15:55:36 -0600 Report

Ask his doctor if the two of you can go to classes together - and in particular nutrition classes so you can help him. Continue to ask questions here and look over the recipes and read, read, read so you are a help and not a nag. It is hard enough to be a diabetic ewithout someone nagging you about it. Ask him how he wants you to support him.Betsie

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2009-12-12 16:27:50 -0600 Report

Great advice. You have to work with your Dr. and other health care providers. In the meantime, you have found a great place for support and info, Good luck and ask what you need, there are no stupid questions.
Jim

salmanda
salmanda 2009-12-13 11:34:17 -0600 Report

Yes, go to the classes with your husband. I have seen spouses there at classes I have attended, and I believe it is free for the spouse to go. Your doctor's office or local hospital should have information about the classes.
The hardest part for me is not eating what I really want to eat! I am learning that the food I need to eat can be yummy and satisfying. Good luck.

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