My husband has type 1 diabetes. He was misdiagnosed at 16 with Type II. After two years and a couple of close calls (and seeing his weight drop from 200 to 115) they finally gave him the correct diagnosis. Damage had already been done in that two years, damage that he would not see until years later. He suffers from depression, he has meds for it but doesn't always take them and he does not follow any real diet at all. He eats what he wants. He drinks diet soda at home but will drink regular when it's a fountain drink. His reasoning is to simply take more insulin. This is an intelligent man who has made it halfway through nursing school, but his behavior is not too smart. He hates most veggies. He'll eat salad, loaded with ranch dressing. He will eat raw carrots. That is about it. However, even if I buy the carrots he eats chips when he wants to snack. As far as meals, he's a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I'm at a loss. I have tried to support him by getting sweets out of the house, he'll buy them. Our kids have chips for lunches - he eats them. I want to be sensitive since I don't personally understand how he feels but something has to give. I am worried for his health.
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