Trying not to get involved

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Registered: 01-11-2008
Trying not to get involved
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Fri, 05-22-2009 - 7:33pm

My DH decided to talk to me last night.

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Fri, 05-22-2009 - 10:14pm
You are so right...listen, nod and let it go in one ear and out the other. No one gets alcoholism from diabetes (although I think you can get diabetes from alcoholism, but I am not sure.) Yep, don't buy into it.

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Registered: 04-15-2003
Sat, 05-23-2009 - 9:00am

Diabetes, eh? Wow, he's good! LOL I applaud you for being able to sit back and do nothing more than a few uh-huhs. Girl, you rock. Your response

**gentle hugs**

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Registered: 12-28-2007
Sat, 05-23-2009 - 8:04pm

He probably REALLY thinks he has diabeties....


Alcohol has alot of sugar and he probably does have HYPOGLYCEMIA.....If he is not eating right and drinking what is happening is while he is drinking....he is keeping his sugar at high levels...and then when he stops his sugar drops....giving him the shakey feeling MIXED with the shakiness of overall poor health from bad

Missy
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Registered: 04-07-2003
Sun, 05-24-2009 - 8:25am

Oh my, he sounds like he is really struggling... alcohol does mess up blood sugar levels because it basically turns into sugar in the blood - however, alcoholism does not cause diabetes - but it sure causes havoc with the body, mind, and soul.

I don't often suggest this, but you could always call his doctor's office and give them a heads up. If you have ever watched the t.v. show "House", you will know that one of House's favorite sayings is that "people lie." Patients who have a drinking problem rarely tell the doctor the truth - they will embellish, lie, deny, or minimize. It's the nature of the disease.

Another good saying is this: "I will go to the gates of hell with you, but I will be d**ned if I go inside." Your DH is at these gates, but you are wise not to go inside - you cannot do anything more than you are already doing.

Take care of yourself - the best you can. God bless, Leslie

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Sun, 05-24-2009 - 1:38pm

I love House!!!

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Registered: 04-07-2003
Sun, 05-24-2009 - 9:19pm

I totally understand and agree with your take on things - your husband has to get to his own recovery and you are well aware of that.

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Registered: 05-14-2003
Tue, 05-26-2009 - 3:42pm

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Not mean at all, very wise.


How are you doing today?


                               

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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 3:54pm
Today I am on a bit of a rollar coaster.
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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 4:12pm

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