This is all about the family!
Writing and reading on these diabetic boards, I have often seen situations whereby unhappy situations do occur when one member gets diabetes. Be it the wife, husband or a child, the change in every day's life can cause problems. Like I read about the wife of the man getting diabetes stating that this diabetes is his business and she won't be involved in it. Or like the family I wrote about to you where in the family a little boy got diabetes requiring a daily needle and the husband refused any involvement with the treatment of the little boy, to the point that there was a marriage breakup.
Then there is the matter of what food to eat. Of cause seperate food for the diabetic can be cooked and the rest of the family eats other food. This does set the diabetic apart of the rest of the family, not ideal, right?
In our family, whenI got diabetes type-1, 51 years ago, we had two little boys and Johanna made it a rule that we all got to eat the same as what was requred for the diabetic, namely me!
The kids did grow up using minimal sweets and now that they are well in their fifties they don't like sweets which is a good thing and they never got diabetes like their Daddy.
The way we lived through the many years, is probably the best way from when the kids are still small. It might be harder when the kids are older when Mom or Dad get diabetes.
Johanna and I are married 61 years and we never had trouble eating the right foods tegether. Johanna is my food police and I love her for that. Yes, I still sin with taking some piece of chocolade from time to time and having to pay for that with high readings. Some people never learn eh?
Hope yall had a good Christmas and will have a healthy New Year.
For on the lighter side I have this little girl who wrote a letter to God. After the baby brother was born she thanked God for the brother but added, God, I realy asked for a puppy?
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