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Metabolic Syndrome

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive March 2007: Metabolic Syndrome
By Anonymous on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 08:06 pm:

I took Dh to the doctor today and went in with him for the examination. Dh was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 5 years ago, but hasn't been managing it all that well. He takes his medication sporadically and rarely ever tests his blood sugar. We've gone round and round about it, but I can't make him do anything and I really shouldn't have to.

Anyway, the doctor brought out this chart and explained to DH and myself about metabolic syndrome. Guess what? DH has every one of those symptoms and he smokes. :( He then went on to say that it wasn't a matter of IF he would have a heart attack or stroke, but WHEN.

It registered with me, but I'm not sure it did with DH. :(

By Trina~moderator on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 08:32 pm:

(((HUGS))) Hopefully this will be a wake up call for him to seriously try to stop smoking and to follow doctor's orders.

By Dawnk777 on Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 12:00 am:

{{{HUGS}}}

By Cat on Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 10:07 am:

{{{{{Anon}}}}} I hope it gets through to your dh. Sometimes men just need a smack over the head for a wake up call. More hugs, thoughts and prayers.

By Karen~admin on Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 10:07 am:

I *really* hope he gets the message. Your health is not something you should take lightly, or take for granted.

{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}

By Cocoabutter on Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 12:18 pm:

He is most likely in denial. Or it may take a few days to sink in.

For my dh, it took a few months for him to decide when he quit smoking. He was examined by an allergist for something unrelated, but part of the exam was a test for lung capacity and the allergist told him that there was a 100% chance that he will develop emphysema (sp?) later in life, that he was already in the early stages of it. It took him another 6 months, but he finally quit.

All I can say is that it doesn't do much good to nag. Try to be patient. Maybe give subtle reminders, but remember that it has to be his decision to change his habits.


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