My father has had t2 diabetes since he was 9 and this year he will be going in 56. Up untill a couple years ago he was a normally functioning diabetic (if there is such a thing) who manages his food intake and tries to exercise frequently. Now hes had his far share of health issues besides t2 such as congestive heart failure at 50. He broke his back in his 30s and had had several surgeries since then. Because of his back issues he's been through the entire list of pain meds with him currently taking morphine derivatives. The pain in his back is so severe most of the time that he hardly has an appetite (which can be a serious issue for diabetics). Since the beginning of last year he has been in the hospital 6 -7 times for blood sugars as high as 500 and as low as 38. Its been an emotional rollercoaster for me (his only son and caregiver). Next week he will be receiving a device that will be attached to his spine to disrupt the pain signals, which hopefully can take him off these pain meds.
The reason for this post is seek out advice from anybody that may have been in a similar situation or know somebody who has been. We live in florida and he is on full disability and im working two jobs and trying to go to school while constantly stressing about his health.