Merry Christmas to all! Today I have been thinking about my friend's Type 2 husband, who doesn't have a clue - just "does what the doctor orders" which is take NPH 2X a day and measure his blood sugar 1x a day! My friend is very dear and if I'm in town I often spend Christmas at their house. Today I'm home, enjoying the Christmas tree lights and the rain and wind outside and making tamales ( tamales are traditional for Christmas in Guatemala where I lived two years and which I miss). The reason I'm home with the tamales and not at my friend's house is that Thanksgiving was a ■■■■■ because her husband hadn't eaten since breakfast, was obviously hypo and was extremely nasty to me. Even though his wife agreed when we spoke of it later that that's what was going on, it's happened before and she'll speak to him, I doubt it made any difference. He is totally stuck in thinking he is doing what he is supposed to because it's what the doctor told him. She being an RN tends to have respect for the medical profession and think I'm obsessive by doing so much on my own.
It seems clear to me that the problem with my friend's husband isn't the outdated insulin regimen (Kaiser saving money?!) or the 1x a day testing but not getting the concept that we are responsible for our own diabetes management and need to be proactive in learning as much as we can. It seems to me I remember reading on here about a study that was done showing how much better results were had by PWDs who were proactive in their own diabetes management. I think presenting a "professional" article, not just my own opinion might really be heard. I'd hate to see my hard-working friend get to retire in a couple years and then spend her time nursing her husband who has had serious complications. Thanks anyone who can find me a link!
...and a Happy New Year!