My DH has had type one for about 10 years now. He has really struggled the whole time and his lowest A1C was 8.9. It is cause for celebration if his A1C is in the single digits.
I desperately want him to live a more healthy life. He does want to get his diabetes under control but it seems like he quickly runs out of steam. He will do well for awhile, then as soon as things get busy at work, or he has any stress, he is back to high after high after high. Of course, life will always have stress and things will always get busy at work. I want to help him succeed even under these circumstances.
I love him so much and really want to live a long, healthy, happy life with him. I do worry that he doesn’t have a very long life expectancy if he continues in this vein. We have two small boys who need their daddy.
I feel like I’ve tried it all. I’ve left him alone, I’ve encouraged, I’ve nagged, I’ve pleaded, I’ve talked and talked to him, I’ve gone to countless appointments with him, I’ve left out articles for him to read, I’ve suggested that he join support groups, etc. I know that in the end it is all up to him. It is very hard to have our lives so impacted, and to be powerless to do anything about it.
I truly want to help him. I know that he wants to live a healthy live, and I know it is a stuggle for him. He is very much a comfort eater and says that in the moment, nothing matters but eating what he wants to eat even though he regrets it later.
Help me out, diabetics! I would love some suggestions of how I can help him. I love this man so much and I need him to be healthy and stick around for many years to come.