Any tips for non-insulin dependent diabetics?

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  1. sarabi

    sarabi Earning My Ears

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    I guess my husband doesn't really have the same problems as insulin-dependent diabetics, but he still has to be careful. We will be going in mid July.

    What things should I remind him of?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. lisapooh

    lisapooh HH Pin Crazy Pooh Fan

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    Well, actually he does for the most part except for worrying about insulin and shots.
    Test, test, test!
    Always have some fast sugar available in case of low bs.
    Watch your diet and take your meds. Don't skip meals
    Drink lots of WATER

    Pooh Bear
     
  3. teri

    teri DIS Veteran

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    If his energy level is low, or he tires easily, or otherwise need to pace himself, you might want to check out the FAQ page and see if there are tips you can use there! Lisa is right, take care of him, make sure he stays hydrated, get plenty of rest!

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  4. lisapooh

    lisapooh HH Pin Crazy Pooh Fan

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    No Teri, he needs to take care of himself. Diabetes is a disease where control is up to the person who has it. The person must want to be in control of his diabetes or no one no matter how much they love the person can be of assistance. Sad fact of being a diabetic. It is all up to the diabetic. Once the diabetic decided he is going to control the D-ragon, then he will accept help from the docs and his family.
    I've had the D-ragon for 23 years and I still fight it. It can be a tough opponent.

    Pooh Bear
     

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