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Marriage, Relationships and T1D

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trudy Feb 7, 2013. 18 Replies

What do you expect from your partner as a diabetic? How much should you rely on them and What are some things your partner should know about your diabetes? That is, having a partner who does not have…Continue

How do you motivate yourself?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Molly Jan 30, 2013. 2 Replies

I was diagnosed with type 1 over this past summer. Once I was diagnosed, I took amazing care of myself. My a1c upon diagnosis was around 13 and a few months later it was 5.9. Since my a1c results…Continue

almost 1 month with T1, still not feeling back to normal.

Started this discussion. Last reply by dejahthoris Aug 2, 2012. 9 Replies

Its been about a month since I was diagnosed with T1, and everyone's been saying that pretty soon i'm going to start feeling so much better. My question is when? The first week of the diagnosis I…Continue

Is it normal to feel tired, weak, irritable when you first start insulin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Jul 16, 2012. 12 Replies

I started insulin this week. I've been feeling awful. My body feels so weak and tired. I've been going to bed so much earlier than usual. I feel like i cant even function properly throughout the day.…Continue


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Mar 4, 2013
Trudy replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"Hi Jenn. Maybe one of the pumps would be user friendly for someone legally blind; also possibly a pen would be easier for him to use in helping you."
Feb 7, 2013
Jenn replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"My boyfriend and Idon't really discuss my diabetes. He reminds me when we eat that I need to shoot and to take my Lantus at 11 every night but that's about it. I wish we would talk more about it and that he would learn more but…"
Feb 5, 2013
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Feb 5, 2013
Sam Iam replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"I think having poor control contributed to some poor decisions and the demise of previous relationships. Many more contributing factors; including youth and stupidity of course. Never dated another PWD. Last serious relationship was with my MD. When…"
Feb 5, 2013
rick (aka: #blankieboy) replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"I am been diabetic for 35 years and I grew up in a type 1 household. So when I got the disease I knew what was going on and frankly did not like the outcome very much. My wife of 35 years knew nothing about D when we started dating and we dated for…"
Feb 4, 2013
Clare replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"I had already had D for more than 10 years when I met my husband and this summer we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. My husband has a double PhD in biochemistry and pharmacology and while he understands the mechanisms of action of glucose in…"
Feb 1, 2013
type1moms replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"I love that word...the "Betes"."
Feb 1, 2013
JohnG replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"I was married a few weeks before I came down with the Bete's. My wife has stood by me since day one...if the Bete's has a negative impact on your relationship then it was doomed from the very beginning. I expect my wife to be my partner we…"
Feb 1, 2013
type1moms replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"I'd like to offer a little bit of a different take since neither my ex-wife or I live with Type 1. Instead, our son lives with Type 1. His mother is his primary caregiver. Thankfully, we get along very well, especially when it comes to our…"
Jan 31, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"34 years with my wife and 20 years T2. For all but the last 2 I was on oral meds and my wife never got involved. She knew it would do no good because I was too stubborn headed to listen. When I became insulin dependant she knew how to handle my lows…"
Jan 31, 2013
christy replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"Thats kinda how things are in my relationship, the hub leaves it to me...but obviously if I was really acting off, or I asked he'd know what to do, and that for me works great. It would get on my nerves to no end if he wanted to go to…"
Jan 31, 2013
christy replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"I don't really look for anything related to my diabetes from the husband. I have had this LONG before we were ever together, so it's my deal. I'm kinda of the thought, Im going to have this forever and THAT is guaranteed so I need to…"
Jan 31, 2013
Carla replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"I dated a guy when I was 20, who had to watch me being rushed to the ER when I was near coma. He was in the room when I was being hooked up to countless machines with doctors and nurses surrounding me, and I looked over and saw the horrified look on…"
Jan 31, 2013
Donna H replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"This has been something I think about from time to time. I know other people with diabetes in relationships where their spouses really understand the disease and participate in the day to day --at least from an awareness or interest perspective.…"
Jan 31, 2013
Sue replied to hk62's discussion 'Marriage, Relationships and T1D'
"Terrie, isn't it so wonderful to have a spouse who cares? My husband is a saint. I handle my diabetes, but he is my partner, so there is no way he is not involved. My story is much like Terrie's, but I was in my mid-20s when we met. When…"
Jan 31, 2013

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