Tuesday, September 15, 2009

bad news

We got some bad news today that we are still trying to process. Steve went to the DR. a couple of weeks ago for what he thought would be a routine check-up. Turned out he had some chemical levels that looked iffy, so the doc sent him to get some blood work. Those levels came back bad, but even worse, he found out that he is diabetic. Now, I know that lots and lots of people have diabetes and do fine. Of course, that's what we hope for him, but we also know a lot of people who aren't doing so fine and I believe that is why we are a little freaked out.

The doc told him that if he lost a significant amount of weight and exercised quite a bit that it can probably be controlled without medical intervention. As it is right now, he is on a pill that he takes twice a day. If that doesn't work, then he will have to take insulin.

So, if you have any knowledge or suggestions that make help us make the changes we need to make, we'd love to hear them! Also, I covet your prayers as this has truly thrown him for a loop.

The other issue still has to be dealt with, but we can't deal with that until the blood sugar is regulated. He is bound to be a bear (and we ALL know how men are!) so, please think good thoughts and pray really hard that I won't lose patience with him.

1 comment:

  1. Mac was diagnosed borderline diabetic more than 10 years ago, but he dieted and upped his exercise and got it under control, no pills or anything.
    My sister is diabetic and takes a pill a day, she's made no changes in her life, refuses to.
    So for each person it's different.
    Hope it all works out for Steve.