Type 3 Diabetes

Parents, Husbands, Wives, Significant others, Family and Friends of People with Diabetes

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Diabetes Forum

How to Deal

Started by missteacher13 Oct 17, 2013. 0 Replies

How do you handle the mood swings?

Started by Cason. Last reply by jimrich Sep 16, 2013. 9 Replies

What would it be a better name?

Started by Andreina Davila. Last reply by AnnaBme Sep 8, 2013. 1 Reply

New blog for Spouses of People with Type 1

Started by Ashley W. Last reply by gigi60 Aug 19, 2013. 6 Replies

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

Started by J.R. Woods. Last reply by LunchladyLiz Jun 26, 2013. 7 Replies

How to sleep at night?

Started by Gracey . Last reply by Holly May 13, 2013. 2 Replies

Parenting a college age T1D

Started by NorthBayCali. Last reply by momwith3 Aug 13, 2012. 2 Replies

Support Resources?

Started by Tonya Roberts. Last reply by Nena Jul 12, 2012. 2 Replies

Hello :)

Started by librarychick Jul 12, 2012. 0 Replies

Help the Behavioral Diabetes Institute

Started by Emily Coles Apr 26, 2012. 0 Replies

New to all of this!

Started by janet. Last reply by janet Apr 15, 2011. 8 Replies

How do you feel...?

Started by Ann. Last reply by Ashley W Aug 8, 2009. 2 Replies


Started by Vonda K. Last reply by Christina Luis Dec 15, 2008. 2 Replies

Third party praises

Started by tmana. Last reply by Christina Luis Dec 15, 2008. 2 Replies

Any ideas on the direction of the group?

Started by Andreina Davila. Last reply by Christina Luis Dec 15, 2008. 7 Replies

Helping out the folk(s)

Started by Eric. Last reply by Walker May 12, 2008. 1 Reply

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Comment by EBW77 on March 13, 2014 at 6:46pm

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!

Comment by defygravity1209 on March 13, 2014 at 8:50am

Hello everyone,

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 :)

Comment by AdriBeor on February 20, 2014 at 11:11am

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!

Comment by MtngrrlfromtheShore on December 7, 2013 at 9:28am

Hi everybody,

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.

Comment by Helen on September 28, 2013 at 1:08pm

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?

Comment by jimrich on September 16, 2013 at 9:05pm

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

Comment by jimrich on September 16, 2013 at 8:54pm

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

Comment by Bex on August 6, 2013 at 9:02pm

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!

Comment by gigi60 on May 9, 2013 at 5:15am

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.

Comment by Gracey on May 8, 2013 at 7:59pm
Hi. I'm new to all of this. My husband was diagnosed with type 1 a lil over a week ago via ketoacidosis /coma it was one of the most horrible things that I ever had happen. I didn't even know what ketoacidosis was when they said it nor was it explained to me. I didn't know.. How could I have not known. He's always been skinny and peed a lot yes more in that last week but I thought it's stress staring a new job being away from home from training so I got him vitamins and weight gaining shakes and than boom... He went down and real fast it scares me to think what if we waiting another day before going to the e. R. So here I am scared petrified icu almost 3 days step down floor almost 3 days now I'm at home just in super wifey mode tryin to fix something that can't be fixed, only managed. Everyone's saying it will get better and easier but how can that be it only becomes a habit to do your routine .i am staying positive in front of him I don't need to much negative energy by him but on the inside I'm crying and screaming. I'm a wreck so is he our kids too. They are teenagers and I'm hoping they don't Google so much cause some things like blindness, limb loss ect they don't need to much misinformation... Is it normal for blurry vision after starting insulin? I read yes but I just don't trust anything I read on line. Why didn't the doctors tell me about the coma. I didn't know he was in coma till I over heard a house doctor ask the nurses why she's sedation a coma patient. He definitely was not sleeping. Thrashing, moaning, ripping his lines out.. Unaware of where he was in fact I'm crying to much to even write about it anymore

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