Spouses (And Significant Others) of Diabetics


Spouses (And Significant Others) of Diabetics

A place where we can get support for the daily challenges of living with a diabetic

Members: 42
Latest Activity: Apr 16, 2014

Diabetes Forum

"She's A Diabetic, And I'm Not"

Started by J.R. Woods Dec 1, 2009. 0 Replies

Calling All Spouses!

Started by Traci. Last reply by Traci Oct 7, 2009. 3 Replies

Seven Bad Habits

Started by Traci Sep 9, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by runtostopdiabetes.com on November 12, 2010 at 2:34pm
Hey, my Tu Diabetes friends...my girlfriend has Type 1 diabetes, so I just started a campaign called 'Run To Stop Diabetes'. Visit www.RunToStopDiabetes.com for more info on the campaign & let me know what you think!! We're running the 2011 ING NYC Marathon to raise money & awareness for diabetes.
Comment by Gayle on September 7, 2010 at 3:23pm
That's a tough situation, Angie. My husband checks AT LEAST eight times a day, so he's the other extreme, but he doesn't tell me what the numbers are unless I ask. I can usually tell when he's running low or high...you just get to know the "look" and behavior signs...I'm sure you're familiar with that. I do bite my tongue sometimes because I feel like it has to get annoying when I ask several times a day, "Are you low?"..."Are you running high?"
Comment by angie on September 6, 2010 at 11:53pm
Gayle yes i defiantly have that issue. (i found out from my other half this morning that part of the reason he doesn't check his bs much is "i worry about it being a lil off" and he doesn't like me worrying) i don't worry about his bs as much as he thinks i do i worry about him and he doesn't seem to see a difference but because he thinks i worry to much he checks it 1 time a day if at all and hes actually making me worry more because hes not keeping an eye on his bs talk about a catch 22
Comment by Billy on July 25, 2010 at 3:48pm
Just joined a few days ago and was pointed to this group. My wife is diabetic and I am not, though I do have some personal family history. She is Russian and her command of Englishe is still so/so after all these years (25), so I have to be inv olved a lot.
Comment by Gayle on July 10, 2010 at 4:12pm
Hi all,

Sometimes I feel like I"m walking a fine line between being supportive and "hovering" too much. Anyone else deal with issues of striking a good balance?

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Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


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Marie B (has type 1)

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Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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