When I was diagnosed back in 2003, I remember learning all I could about Diabetes, I still am, and still will. I “diagnosed” my Grandmother with her Type 2 Diabetes, as in I asked her to test one morning when I went to breakfast with her before she ate, her BG was 168. She went to the doctor and was put on oral meds and such. That’s not my problem. My problem is that a lot of doctors never seem to teach Type 2’s how to properly care for their disease, because my grandmother rarely(if ever) tests her blood sugars. I tell her constantly to do so but she just doesn’t seem to listen.
She told me a few months ago she weaned herself off of her oral meds back in 2007 and that she feels much better without them. -Okay, that’s great, Nana, but what about your sugars?!- I’m going to sign her up to get a free UltraMini and give her some test strips, because her blood kit is way old and doesn’t work AT ALL. I doubt she’s going to test any even if I do this so I feel like I’m doing this all for nothing. I’m constantly telling her “that’s why they call Diabetes the silent killer,”
My one question is, is there anyway, any ideas, anything that you can tell me to get my grandmother to take care of herself!?