Parents, Husbands, Wives, Significant others, Family and Friends of People with Diabetes
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I feel like I should stop lurking around and introduce myself! I am 30 and have a boyfriend with T1D. We live together and it has been a crazy adventure for me! For my job, I work with an endocrinologist on some diabetes related stuff, so sometimes it seems like it's diabetes all the time!
When my SO and I started dating he told me I'd see that "diabetes is no big deal". I always tease him about that, because diabetes has a huge impact on our life.
Also, I'm not the sort of person who can sit around and just watch. My boyfriend is great about this because he keeps me updated about his blood sugar and allows me to help out. I'm generally happy when he involves me even if it's just getting a juice box or water or whatever. He calls me his "co-pilot" which I think is very sweet. My main job has been the shopping and cooking, so I am always counting carbs and trying to cook new low carb tasty meals.
I have lots more things I'd like to say and I could go on forever!
I joined this group because my boyfriend of over a year is a type 1. He has been since he was 5 (we are 21). We have started thinking about our life together and I want to educate myself as best I can. We are currently in a long distance relationship but in the next year or two that will change. The times I do get to spend with him are wonderful, but I don't get to see what it is like for him on a daily basis. He has recently changed his medication and has been experiencing more lows more frequently. He said that having lows is to be expected, but I still worry for him. Any information or advice for dating a diabetic would be really helpful as I do not know of any other diabetics that I could ask. Thank you :)
Hi everyone! I have just joined this group because I am a mother of a boy with T1 and I have just realized how difficult it can be for my partner too!! We've been together for 5 years. I don't know yet if he has get used to me waking up in the middle of the night to check my son's BG. I am glad I finally find a group like you guys! I love all abouth TuDiabetes!
I'm new to the site and to this group. The woman I've been dating for about 9 months has had T1 for 44 years. She's very healthy and fit but keeps her bG very tight and has hypo unawareness for a number of years. I've learned by her giving me information (and trial by fire) what to do when she goes low, either during the day (taking too much insulin and not eating enough) or at night. I feel so ignorant still about the disease and how I can help and just having someone else that can relate to the snarkiness that comes with the lows, the seizures, the struggles that ensue. I love this woman so much and know what I've signed on for - but I do need to find a support system that understands what we as spouses/partners of goes through. Anyone out there able to relate? Thanks for listening.
Hi Im new to the group and to tudiabetes. My Mom is diabetic and I joined to better understand her as well as to meet others like myself who grew up in homes effected by diabetes. I suspect that growing up with diabetes in my home has effected me even more than I know. Having had gestational diabetes myself 18 years ago I am at high risk yet until now have done nothing to prevent the 'inevitable'. I seem to have a combination of guilt, denial, and anxiety with regard to the whole subject. Can anyone relate?
Dear Bex: re: "Two weeks ago we discovered neither of these medicines are great for diabetics. I'm so irritated with the doctors,and the experiments and the side effects."
>>> We have had several run-ins with inept doctors and have learned to examine any and all meds. we use by checking them out at google. We have stopped or seriously confronted several "troublesome" meds in the past with or without our doctor's permission if we discover that the med is messing my wife up. We only recently went through a harrowing experience when she became POISONED by Digoxin, which she has been on for many years! The doctors stopped Digoxin and Metoprolol in favor on Chlonodine for her heart. Always take personal responsibility & control of your health and meds./supplements - especially now that we have google to help us research what is going into our systems and why.
Good luck with your responsible research,
jim & irene
Hi: I'm writing this for my wife.
She is type-2 Diabetic with arthritis and is on meds. for heart issues.
Here's her list: Lantus insulin, Norvasc, Hydrochlorthiazide, Altace, Clonodine, Pradaxa, Zocor, Fosamax, Folic Acid, B complex, fish oil tabs, calcium, MSM (1500mg), Senokot.
Due to ongoing knee & leg pain, we are thinking of starting her on glucosamine-chondroitin-MSM and are writing to ask about others experiences with those supplements plus the brand names or sources of your supplements. We can get joint supplements from Costco or online but need to be careful as she almost started using capsules by the MRM co. that included Salicin (white willow bark) which can not be used with "blood thinners" such as Pradaxa.
We'd greatly appreciate anything others wish to offer us from either their experience or knowledge about these supplements or your solutions to such problems as pain, BG control, etc.
jim & irene
I'm new to this, and so lost in all of it. She was diagnosed a year ago, but we suspect based on symptoms that she has been diabetic for at least 5 or 6 years only no one made her go to the doctor. A year ago she was diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes. She was put on Victoza and a water pill for the blood pressure. Two weeks ago we discovered neither of these medicines are great for diabetics. I'm so irritated with the doctors,and the experiments and the side effects..And I don't know what to do to help!
Hi Gracey; Welcome to our little family of people with diabetics and know that here you will find strength, answers,and friends that will be here for you through this situation. I too cried when all of this was going on; mostly at night after everyone went to bed and I was by myself. We have two young granddaughters that are living with us and at the time all of this was going on they were way to young to understand what it all meant; but know they are there making sure that he tests and takes his medicine. If you ever need anything know that we are all here for you to get you through this and will listen and those that know more than me will help you find those answers that you are seeking. Stay strong and you will get through this.
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