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6/12/14 3:42 P

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Have you asked them this question? I am curious how they'd answer.

Don't allow yourself to become anymore frustrated than you are. They are adult enough to make their decision to live a healthier lifestyle. If I were in your shoes, I'd let them know that I have my concerns. I'd tell them I'd hate to see them walk the same road/path you are having to walk. Last, let them know if they ever make the decision to make the needed changes, that you'll be there to support and help in any way you can. For now, take care of you!

P.S. I'm glad you vented as that is why we are all here. For support and help. emoticon

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6/12/14 1:24 A

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Classic denial. All you can do is try to be supportive of them and VENT. We understand.

Take care....


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6/11/14 11:25 P

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I hear you. And it does feel good to vent.

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6/11/14 9:45 P

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This has been bugging me for a couple of weeks...
My older sister is always telling me how terrible she feels, she has a LOT of different food sensitivities and has a pretty decent diet.
She did, however, grow up eating the same way I did...carb-loaded and cheap. She is overweight and has always had problems with her knees since she was little, so she doesn't get a whole lot of exercise.

She has sat and listened to me cry about being pre-d and offered all sorts of support and helped me work out solutions to some of my roadblocks.

She let it slip a couple of weeks ago that her a1c was over 7. She said the doctor told her 'You know what this means, right?'
And she attributed it to eating an excessive amount of Christmas candy.
Needless to say, I am upset. She defended herself by saying that she feels weak when her BG goes below 120.

Then my nephew (my younger sister's son) was sitting here one morning chugging down pepsi after pepsi early one morning. When I mentioned it to him, he said that if he ever got diabetes, he would change it then.

Granted, he is 17 and a guy and can drop a few pounds just by walking to the end of the block and back, but his attitude (and then my older sister's attitude) just started to crawl all over me!

Not only am I now worried about my own health, but it makes me feel a little less supported by people who have that attitude....why would they worry about my health when they can see they are doing the same thing that I did that caused my health worries in the first place and are unwilling to change it?!

Just needed a quick vent! Argh!

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