He knows it's a serious condition. He probably just doesn't want to dwell on it and wants to live as if he's fine. If he's doing something that he needs to stop, then all you can do is remind him, "This isn't good for you..." Chances are he knows and he doesn't care. Nobody can change him but himself. All you can do is tell him that you love him and want him around as long as possible.
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