I NEED TO VENT!
I am just burned out arguing with my own mother about her not taking care of her 'betes correctly.
She’s on this I REFUSE to test trip when she gets mad at me about something. I am like
" Well, you are only hurting yourself. You are only hurting your kidneys, liver, eyes, veins, heart etc"
And she’s like " Oh well, it’s my body"
I am like " You are the one that’s gonna pay for it in the end by dying early!"
And then… One night, just a couple nights ago, " I WENT THERE" I got so angry and frustrated at her for not wanting to test, I sort of “DIA-SHAMED” her…
I said… “It’s YOUR FAULT that you have gastroparesis and neuropathy! All those years you thought everything was fine after they took you off of the metformin and left you on the glimipride and you just quit testing and now look, YOU’VE GOT COMPLICATIONS!”
She says she’s waiting for her 90 day supply of strips from Tricare to get here, but that won’t be until the 26th. I was like
" You can’t go THAT LONG without testing! That is irresponsible!"
Last night she said that I was stupid for testing 5 times a day with me being under control.
I give up! I honestly don’t know what to do anymore…
How can you get someone who’s being stubborn to see that they’re hurting there self by not testing and knowing their numbers? I see it as she’s on a path to self destruction.
Any tips you can give me that I can tell her to persuade her to get back on track?