Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Something is up with my dad, how can I find out? watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    He's diabetic (type 1) and has had problems with blood pressure in the past (used to be borderline high, but he brought some changes in his diet and learnt to control his stress/anger).

    Anyway, for the past two weeks, I've noticed he's been checking his blood pressure a lot more often. I was curious, and looked through the history of the monitor, and a lot of the readings were high.

    Today, I caught him checking again, and this time I decided to ask him what was up and why it was so often he was checking his blood pressure, he then told me he has a lot of stress at work, and it's common when people have diabetes.

    Then, just before dinner I heard him talking to my mum about how he's been feeling dizzy at work lately (due to low sugar levels, I think) and how he's had to reach for a glucose tablet or juice in a hurry. He then just kept quiet about it when I came into the kitchen.

    After dinner, I asked him what was up and why the hell he isn't feeling up to scratch lately. He then just said it was due to stress, again. I asked him what stress, and he said it was from work. I got a bit angry and told him that his stress isn't from work, and that the source of his stress is something that has come within the past month. I then told him to tell me what is wrong and why he's lying, but he laughed (nervously) and gave away that he was hiding something (his body language changed almost immediately I told he was lying about something).

    How do I find out what the hell he's hiding? I just want to help him and his health.

    Please don't bother replying if it's something along the lines of "it's personal, leave him alone" or whatever.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Ugh ffs. Forgot to go on ****ing anon.

    Doesn't matter, don't know anyone here, anyway.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    It could be that he doesn't feel that you should worry about him atm. Of course its inevitable, but my parents do the same as well. They want me to focus on my studies and not worry about anything else, so they hide about what's going on. Sorry to hear about what's going on and I hope he gets well soon xx
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    It could be that he doesn't feel that you should worry about him atm. Of course its inevitable, but my parents do the same as well. They want me to focus on my studies and not worry about anything else, so they hide about what's going on. Sorry to hear about what's going on and I hope he gets well soon xx
    I know and it's worrying me. If he doesn't tell me, I'll find out myself. Worst of all, it's like I'm becoming the older one, asking him why he's not telling me stuff, and he just completely tries to change the subject as if I won't notice. What the hell?

    Ugh, thanks, Ravioli.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    He still sees you as his little daughter, so doesn't want to make you worried or stressed out. Also, he thinks he can handle it himself and that it's his responsibility as the dad to manage this.

    It seems you're quite close with him, so you can just sit down and be very open and say that you're worried about him and are there to help.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: April 8, 2016
Poll
Do I go to The Streets tomorrow night?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.