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Old 02-28-2019, 13:17   #11
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His doctor said the same thing about being a fanatic!
He said it's nice to see someone that tries to take control of his diabetes verses letting his diabetes control him.

The frustration of course lies in the fact that it's not an exact science and sometimes no matter how right you do everything, the results don't work out the same.

I can't imagine how difficult it is dealing with the swings in glucose readings. He's had a reading of 23 all the way up to 350 all in one day and watching him deal with the physical fall out is hard.

The hard part for me then is empathizing when that happens because I know how hard it is but yet I don't because I don't have diabetes know what I mean? I feel bad even saying something supportive as I couldn't possibly understand what it's like.

That last paragraph is what led me to this forum.
It's hard being a spouse of a diabetic but I sometimes feel like I have no right to complain or vent about it because it's not even remotely the same as having diabetes.

Sometimes I feel that my husband is being overly supportive. By that I mean when I go low and I raid the pantry for gummy bears, he tries to micromanage my treatments when I'd prefer to just let me be, unless I pass out. It's not uncommon to be short tempered when you go hypo. So maybe the best thing to do is just stand by without intruding, unless he asks.

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Sometimes I feel that my husband is being overly supportive. By that I mean when I go low and I raid the pantry for gummy bears, he tries to micromanage my treatments when I'd prefer to just let me be, unless I pass out. It's not uncommon to be short tempered when you go hypo. So maybe the best thing to do is just stand by without intruding, unless he asks.
I usually tell my spouse that my BGs are low and she leaves me alone to deal with it unless I can't find anything to eat - then she suddenly pulls out a hidden stash of goodies (out of nowhere it seems) which I appreciate.

Over the 52 years of being a Type 1 I think she has saved my life at least 4 times. I can't imagine not having a caring spouse by your side that has your back.

I suspect some of us are very lucky!

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