Grr My wife is going d-pol on me. Twice this week we have butted heads. I don't mind the occasionally do you need that comment but don't tell me how to take care of my diabetes or compare me to my mother. Just venting
Oh I was ready to snap. My wife is big on natural foods and brought some natural peanut butter. No problem on my end until since it has no preservatives she wanted to add honey. Told her ok fine I will get my own. Not good enough. Then I had bolused for a nice yummy piece of cake. I go to the bathroom come back and bam she is taking the last piece for herself. Point out I only had one piece of the cake and wanted it.
To both of these she made comments like "well you don't care about sugar, what makes honey different", "Well you don't need the cake anyways, it to many carbs."
The kicker was last night dropped down to 55, feelings low and hungry, I scream for ice cream, finished off the mint chocolate chip and she tells me I could of given her some. "I'm low I need to eat". "How many times have you told your mother she needs more the M&Ms and that she needs to eat better" she replies. My mom takes to much insulin for her meals and or skips and eats junk all day. I on the other hand will snack, 20 Carb or less if I am under 85 somehow this is the same as eating close to a pound of M&Ms in my wife's eyes.
It really gets old trying to get ppl to understand don't it? One thing my hubby does is buy "real" Coke I on the other hand buy diet coke. When I fall low (I know I'm bad) I will grab his coke and drink it only to hear "That's MY coke you know you can't have Coke" To which I pop up and say "Had you rather take me to the hospital for a seizer" He usually backs down. He's seen so many of them he knows not to push too hard.
DON'T FEEL GUILTY!!!!!!!!! It's just a thing we all go through. My oldest cousin was a diabetic too she was 10 years older than me. I fussed at her all the time til I got it myself. Now I know how she felt at those times. Just do like I do let the D-Police just fall off your back (hey I've even gotten so good that folks will swear I'm listen to them while in my mind I'm planning what I will do later that day, next week, etc) Hold Strong Jim!!!!
I have a sister who is always on my back on if I have tested, if my pump is on, if I have tested my blood sugars before I eat and after I eat. Always making sure I'm doing what I can do be healthy.
I have been a diabetic since I was 3, I know how to take care of my self. My sister is a nurse who works in PED ICU and is a flight nurse and have seen what happens when diabeties is at its worse.
I had snapped at her one day and was really mean in what I said. I had told her, I'm waiting for the day you become a diabetic so I can be on your $*# about what you eat, how to test, when to test, what to eat.
Told her how fusterating it is when your at my face about my diabeties, told her how fusterating it is that your being a $**# and a fricken nag all the time. I told her I would like for once have a decient conversation without my diabetes being part of a conversation when we are talking to each other.
Since then, she has backed off. Our family is streight and direct and pretty much blunt.
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