I have just joined this forum to learn what my "2 special men" are going through.
I am not a diabetic but my husband of 28 years, was diagnosed 41 years ago, when he was 9 years old. He's always been very private about being a diabetic and has not "educated" me very well. He has always been in good control of his BS so he felt there was no need for me to worry about him. We have been blessed that none of our 3 children have diabetes. They are all in their 20's and show no signs/symptoms.We are currently building a house and going there every night after our real jobs, to work on the house. His BS has been running low because of all the long hours of physical work and lack of sleep. I worry about him every night and somtimes, don't sleep because of it. Every little movement/twitch he makes while sleeping, sends me into panic mode.
On Oct 3, 2011, our 2 year old grandson was diagnosed with T1. This hit us very hard. He's too young to tell us when he is low. Some say he is better off than others because he will not know life any differently. Doesn't make us feel better.
I know I will need to learn to deal with the anxiety/stress/fear. Any advice is greatly welcomed.