As a follow on from my post last week my husband has been very depressed lately but since joining here and showing him how other people with COPD are coping he has been improving considerably over the weekend. But now we're back to square one. He has had Asthma since he was 28, always suffered with hay fever and diagnosed with COPD in May 2012. He has gluten sensitive IBS which was triggered by a severe bout of gastroenteritis on our wedding day two years ago. Last month he was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic and started metformin straight away which made him violently ill. He contracted a chest infection a week later and had to use his emergency antibiotics which made him ill further. Yesterday he was told he has chronic kidney disease and he's hardly spoken since. I'm really at a loss on what to do. I've been a Type 2 diabetic for 7 years so that I understand and I've been able to explain and help him with that. Everything else I'm lost really. I've read as much as I can on everything trying to find the right diet, activities etc for him. He is working this week as a one off for an agency so when he's finished he promised he'd get in touch with the BLF for support groups etc. Any advice on diet, any illnesses listed above, activities to help etc would be great. Thank you.