my husband is constantly asking me either to test my sugars because i am acting "weird" or he will want to know what my BSs are when he sees me testing. it was nice in the beginning of our relationship (married almost 20 yrs), but now i just get fed up with him budding in.i love that he is supportive, but sometimes it just drives me crazy. also, if i am low, he MUST be in control of what i put in my mouth to bring my BSs up. and, he always over-shoots the amount to correct my sugars. if it were up to him, he would have me drinking a gallon of OJ instead of 1/2 a glass.
anyone else have a situation like this with their parent or partner?
My husband of 47yrs has no idea about my bg's. He diesn't even know what is high and what is low. If I am really low and ask for something sweet he will plany 20 questions to find out what to give me. I just take care of it myself. I always have and probably always will.
thx 4 Ur reply, donnadean, its nice 2 know i am not alone in this bizzaar world that is diabetes.i wrote this blog b/c just 1/2 hr ago, my sugars went down to 43, and instead of informing my husband, i went to the fridge and poured myself 1/2 glass of OJ. now, its 1/2 hr ltr and my BSs R 111. just goes to show u....daisy mae.
I've been married 19 years and don't get a lot of feedback either.
I dont either, and actually I prefer it that way. It would drive me crazy having to answer to what my blood glucose is. Im like leave me alone, I've lived with this for 27 years and I can manage just fine on my own.
I have lows quite often, and don't recognize them myself most of the time. So if my wife suspects that i'm low, she will either ask me to test or, if I'm testing, she will ask to see the result. I see it as being helpful, not interferring or being intrusive.
My wife is my angle my hero, she keeps an eye on me and if she suspects anything out of the norm she will question me. I have zero Hypo awareness and she always has my 6 when we are together.
It was a military term for "Ive got your back"
My partner doesn't know much about it. Sometimes he'll comment about something will have an impact on bloodsugar, but I am the one who controls it (highs and lows). He does know enough to give me sweets if ever I'm acting wierd, but that hasn't happened in about 4 years now (had one incident early on - which scared me enough to keep better control since then). He also doesn't really comment about me eating sweets or carbs, when I occassionally do, but he also makes sure there are plenty of lower carb choices when we eat out / when he cooks.
I was diagnosed in 1974. I'd rather have someone (my wife) on my side than against me. Sometimes we need help -- even if their assumptions are sometimes wrong.
If my husband is around when I'm testing, he'll usually ask how my numbers are, which doesn't bother me. It actually made me feel good the other day when he said he's googled "A1C" because he wanted to understand it better. I appreciate his support, but it would probably drive me crazy if he started trying to take control of any of it.