Posted: 06/11/2014 at 07:18
Gran - get her to contact Diabetes UK. I took over responsibility for my grandfathers diabetes in his last few years and learnt so much from them including them telling me about support groups and workshops in the local area.
My mum now has diabetes; she was warned about it for long enough but choose not to listen to the doctor telling her to loose weight, exercise more. Ever since her diagnosis and her failure to take some serious action on it (obese, failing eyesight, general attitude of meh...) I've felt nothing bit contempt for her. I fail to understand why when she saw her father suffer an incredibly painful way to die she can't be bothered to save herself. Go on, eat that extra chocolate bar.
Let your daughter know my feelings - remind her that she doesn't just shout up and fight for treatment for herself. She does it for her family.