Wednesday, March 20, 2013
We got a call from MIL's doctor yesterday. Her blood sugar was 517. My husband and doctor agreed that in home care would be better for her than hospital because of her compromised immune system. Unfortunately, hospitals can be home to some very nasty bugs. Also - the doctor knew that my husband is an RN who could do adequate home care.
We're in a bad vicious circle with this. When MILs blood sugar gets so high, she cannot think correctly. She becomes confused and combative. When MILs blood sugar is normal she is still having trouble thinking correctly because she brushes it off and refuses to listen. Dh had to be very direct in laying possible consequences out for her and still she refused to listen. Dh is going over there this morning to try and coax her into eating something other than juice and chocolate. I have my cell phone and am ready to head to the hospital with the kids if we need to.
I've been having my own battles with decisions and blood sugar. I've gone "no grain" in hopes of controlling things but I had some yam fries last night and my blood sugar still went up too high. I need to cut out the starchy vegetables too. Sigh. But I know that good decisions are necessary to get this under control. Feeling sorry for myself doesn't help and can hurt by pushing me into making bad decisions in rebellion. One of my goals today is to look at the different diabetic Sparks teams to find one that is active that I can join.