Her doctor took her off that one because she became very dehydrated (and went into the hospital last year for that ).... my Mom rarely drinks any water. I've tried for years to get her to at least drink one glass a day, and that seldom happens. So, all too often, because she has become very, very sedentary - she has edema.
Although she has seen the differences with me as far as eating paleo/primal, she refuses to give up breads, cereals, crackers, sweets (candy, cookies, ice cream) ... and relies on too many prepared and fast foods now. She didn't cook like that when I was growing up, but after my Dad passed away, she really became dependent on things like burgers and waffle fries, with an occasional grilled chicken salad from the burger place. She labeled herself "borderline" diabetic, because the Doc hasn't declared her a "full" diabetic (yet).
I have to say, I am pretty frustrated. She will be 86 in about two weeks and is quite stubborn. My son and I do take meals to her, but most of the time she eats a few bites, it goes into the frig and then sets there for weeks, while she eats SAD things. I remember my grandmother (her mom) doing the same thing after my grandfather passed away. She ate cereal for breakfast and dinner, and bypassed 90% of the healthy veggies and venison that they always had on the table.
Ok, rant over ...