My father is now 60 and has been an alcoholic since I was a child (I am 24). I have recently moved back into the town that he lives in because of the awful state I found him in when visiting a few weeks prior. I had found him on the couch and brought him into the hospital where the doctors diagnosed him with diabetes, with his condition being critical (his sugars were up to 67).
He is now back home suffering from short term memory loss, a nurse comes to inject him with insulin every morning, and he is suppose to check his sugars 3 or 4 times a day, also inject insulin himself before every meal ( but he doesn't understand how or forgets to do it). He is still drinking daily, and I'm struggling with understanding what I can do at this point. I left my school and home that i had built to come and try to support him and his situation. He refuses to stop drinking and is so stubborn and verbally abusive when I try to enable good eating habits or any type of change.
I feel awful because I haven't been to see him in the past few days, but its just so terribly hard and draining. I dont know what other types of options there are for someone who is in this type of condition. I had made this grand plan of getting a place together and slowly getting his life in order, but any word of positive change he rejects and gets angry over. He constantly tells me he just needs me to support/love/be there for him, but its something I just cannot do without seeing any effort on his side. But not being there for him leaves me worried, and always guilty.