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Home Hospice

Saturday, January 13, 2018

My dad was placed on home hospice care yesterday. This evening my DS was asking how he ended up having chronic heart failure, COPD, diabetes, and more. So I explained how he was diagnosed with diabetes in 1981 and never changed his eating or exercise habits. His addiction to sugar was stronger than his ability to resist it and improve his health.

I know that I could very easily become diabetic and it scares me. I'm also scared that someday my resistance muscles will give in, I'll regain the weight I've lost, and I'll put my health at risk.

Nevertheless, I will focus on today and making choices that will maintain or improve my health so I have a better chance of outliving my parents.

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    May your dad, you and your family all be at peace. emoticon
    669 days ago
    I am sorry about your Father. My Dad has diabetes (uncontrolled like your Dad) and multiple other health issues. It is so hard to watch him not taking care of himself but then I worry that I will end up just like him.
    669 days ago
    Diabetes runs rampant in my family. I understand your concerns. Diabetes is an insidious disease. We cannot change our genetics; but, we make choices in each and every moment. May they be health and life enhancing choices. And, may we play the hand we were dealt to the best of our ability.

    I am sorry to hear about your dad and wish him a peaceful transition.
    669 days ago
    670 days ago
    My father died of complications of diabetes, heart disease and renal failure. I feel for you in what you are going through now. ((HUGS)) Sending prayers to you and your family.
    670 days ago
  • JOANN25
    The best thing you can do is change your negative thoughts into positive. You may never have it. I have diabetes and my daughter also has. My son has no trouble with his blood sugars; so, even though it is in your family you may not get it. I might say that you would be smart to watch your sugars and carbs so you don't put a lot of sugar in your system.

    Good luck to you. We will battle this together.

    Take care of yourself. My mom is on hospice also and I know how hard it is.
    670 days ago
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