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I love my husband but sometimes he just doesnt get it. But how could he, hes not a diabetic. As for my kids, they are too young to grasp what Diabetes is but they know that mom checks her finger and has a pump. They don't get why mom doesnt feel good sometimes and I try very hard not to let them know that.
I try to put on that smile for everyone even though inside I feel sick but sometimes I just can't hide it and I just get moody. When my blood sugars are high I don't even answer the phone because I know I will be in that wierd mood. Sometimes my husband doesnt understand that I get tired easily when I go low or high and moody and sometimes just get fed up with the disease and need that few minutes to recoup and get it back together.

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I totally get what you are saying. My husband as wonderful as he is just doesn't get it. He keeps lecturing me on what I should be doing and blah blah blah. Well its a lot easier said then done (in my case any way). I try not to complain about not feeling well or if I have ketones in small amounts. I feel that if I do my husband will get upset and then I'll get mad. I try not to show my kids how I really am feeling. My 3 year old knows I have sugar lows but she just thinks that means we eat candy. She also knows that I poke my finger and give myself shots.

My husband tries to understand but he is fed up with it and I get that. Like you said he doesn't have diabetes. My husband doe not understand why I my depression and diabetes seem to flare at the same time or why it is SO hard for me to take care of myself. There is a lot going on in my head and it is a tough battle for me. it is an every day struggle that has its good days and bad days. I can be very moody depending on my sugars and that can affect us all.
My husband is very understanding about my disease. He trained himself on what to do if I had a low/ high when I was around him back when we were just friends. He knows how hard I try and he loves me for what I try to do- not necessarily only for what I accomplish. He is proud of me and gets angry at the doctors who try to make me feel guilty. He came into our relationship knowing that I'm Type 1. We have a very open and honest relationship, so before we even dated, I told him the days when I just couldnt get it together D-wise. If I didnt feel well one day, I would put on a "strong front" in front of everyone else, but when it was just he and I alone together, I would tell him what was really happening inside my body.

D isnt a big part of our lives. It's something that I manage- for the most part- on my own. I'm currently 7 months pregnant, and I include him when I need him. Like if we're going on a long road trip and I'm driving, he will test my BG and he will give me an insulin shot. He knows my carb ratios and my correction dosages. He has woken me from 7 insulin shock comas in the past year alone, without paramedics. He knows what to do. Not only because he's researched it, but because I've included him in my D world and have educated him on what to do.

He knows that when my BG is over 300, I dont want to be touched because my skin feels too tight for my body. He knows that if I'm laughing and happy one second, then suddenly weepy and weak, he will pull out my meter and check my BG without my asking. And he's usually right.

We work together. Because Type 1 affects everyone around me who love me.




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