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Married with Diabetes…

A support groups for diabetics and spouses living with a diabetic. A place to meet and share tips experiences and even a little humor for better mutual understanding.

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Comment by Colorado on January 11, 2009 at 6:58pm
Jody,
sometimes diabetes gets really tiring, I have had it for 25 years, but here are some suggestions, try to get him to join Tu Diabetes, they probably have some men's groups. Call the local ADA and JDA and find out about local support groups. Definitly encourage him to try other injection sites and maybe a thinner needle. Go to his next Dr;s appt with him and ask some questions. If your insurance will pay for a pump, it could really change his life, I know it did mine and it was my husband who talked me into it. The pump company will do all the work to find out what it will cost you (make sure you find out what supplies will cost as well). We are here for you
Comment by Sunrise on January 11, 2009 at 8:17am
My husband is a high school teacher, head varsity basketball and baseball coach, husband (with a teacher salary and diabetic bills), (most importantly) a Dad to two beautiful children and Type 1 Diabetic. He was diagnosed at the young age of 4 years old. He's been battling this for the last 30+ years of his life. We have been together for 11 years and have been married for 8 1/2 years. He's starting to make comments like, " I don't know how much more of this I can take? I'm just not going to take my shot tonight. My injection area hurts too bad to give my shot." I know some of you are all just thinking...just talk to him. That is why I am here. I want to make sure that when I approach him I do it with the best of my ability with the most knowledge possible. Since I do not have diabetes I do not know the insites of it.
My husband is not one to talk about his feelings (which is why I am on red alert with his comments) nor is he a sensitive person. He gets very angry especially when he's having a sugar low. I want to talk to him with out him replying with, "you don't have diebetes and you don't have a clue what it's like". I love him dearly but am scared of his reaction at the same time.
I guess I am looking for advice from another diebetic (other than my husband) who can help me be a better support for my diebetic husband. All advice would be grately appreciated.
Comment by Jodi on December 16, 2008 at 2:42pm
My husband and I have been married 19 years. We have three children and three dogs that live with us. I was diagnosed after a mild heart attack six years ago. My a1c at the time was 13.1. Troy was diagnosed about 2 years ago. Both our parents are diabetic (we lost his dad in June at the age of 65) and my paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother also had diabetes. Doesn't bode well for my children, does it? Especially, not the way we were living prior to my diagnosis. I keep emptying the pantry of the junk and that lasts for about 2 weeks and slowly he keeps bringing stuff in (soda, chips, cakes - all the things we agreed we would not have in the house). He agrees...but he can't stick to it. I'll win...I always do, eventually. :D
Comment by Christina Luis on December 15, 2008 at 11:56am
Hi I have been with my Husband (Type 2 Diabetic, insulin dependent) for going on 7 years. We have been married for 3. We have 3 beautiful girls, 1 is mine from a previous relationship 14yo (type 1 diabetic) and a 2 1/2 yo and an 8 mo. He has never really taken his disease seriously. Not even after having our children. He eats whatever he wants and does not exercise. Every time I try to change our eating habbits, or start an exercise program he sabotages it every time. So I hate to say it, but I gave up for a long time. Recently his A1C was the highest its ever been at 9. The dr. did a test on his heart and told him that he could have a heart attack and not even feel it, (he later said he was wrong, but still). My Daughter was diagnosed Type 1, we were taught carb counting for her. I have since decided that we are going to change, I am no longer buying Junk, and I am cooking healthy, he can eat it or go hungry. I guess that is part of the giving up part. Sorry for the book.
Comment by ErinArg on December 15, 2008 at 11:45am
Hi-
I'm the diabetic and I have to say I have the most supportive husband! We just celebrated our 15 year anniversary last week 12/5 and he's been through the trenches with me and my diabetes for over 16 years now. He's carried me to find OJ. He's picked me up off the floor and stood by me during 2 pregnancies and all the new devices that come in the mail... pump, new blood monitors, etc.. etc...

I just found tudiabetes about 2 weeks ago and showed him what I was up to last week. He was really pleased to see that I'd found a place to compare notes with other diabetics.
Comment by Sean K Mulvey on December 3, 2008 at 7:11am
In most cases my wife is very supportive and in others she is not. Sometimes I think she doesn't think when buying or making food. She really tries but it is hard to when you have someone like me around. We have been married for 18 years and together for 22. I am in somewhat denial about my condition and don't always address the problem. I guess i'm just venting here to make this more real for me and maybe I'll take itr more seriously.
Comment by Susie on November 15, 2008 at 7:12am
Hi,
My Husband and I will be married four years next week. He is wonderful about my Diabetes. He watches me, snoops to see what the Glucose meter said earlier and is always asking....do you need to eat? Have you taken your meds? How are you and the Pump getting a long today? I believe a Spouse who is concerned and takes a vital interest in your diabetes is paramount. Not only do I continue to learn and research the newest information but so does he. I feel like we are a team and he has my back. Thanks out there to all of the interested and caring spouses....We need you..
Susie
Comment by Lorri on October 19, 2008 at 8:19am
I am the wife of a diabetic. Over the years it was poorly controlled and I'm hoping that after his recent surgery he will now take his disease more seriously.
Comment by Monica on October 13, 2008 at 7:59pm
I have been married to my husband for almost 4 years. He is also diabetic. He actually was diagnosed close to 10 years ago (before we met). We try to be each others support system, although, most of the time he eats alot of the things we are supposed to avoid. I find myself following right along behind him (lol). But now we have both decided to take our health more seriously--not only for ourselves, but for our kids. We're getting better--one day at a time!!!
Comment by Alicia on October 11, 2008 at 5:49pm
I have been with my husband for 8 yrs, married for 3. A lot of the time I feel that he doesn't understand the seriousness of when I am experiencing a low. This is probably something I should have addressed 8yrs ago when we first started dating, but how did you explain diabetes to your spouses? I try to get him involved in attending meetings and even tudiabetes but no luck...... Do you have any suggestions?
 

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