I'm originally from India and mom lives in a senior center there. She has had diabetes for 10 years but is very lax about testing, eating the right foods and exercising. She rarely gets bloodwork done unless I throw a fit and fight with her.
I recently went to India to bring mom over here for a few months. We did bloodwork in India and her post-breakfast sugar level was 258. Mom hates being pricked and refused fasting testing. Now back in America, she will not let me prick her fingers with the at-home kit. Her view is, "If I am fated to die of diabetes, so be it. You can deal with it." She will not be careful for my sake, to see her grandkids get married etc.
Shes 82 now and I'm just tempted to drop the whole thing. I'm in touch with her Indian doctor if needed. Mom has dementia and I worry that diabetes will aggravate dementia. Is this true?
Thank you so much.