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Joe's Wifey
By Joe's Wifey Latest Reply 2012-09-09 11:45:27 -0500
Started 2012-09-08 03:12:30 -0500

Ive been a diabetic since 2006. I found out my senior year in high school. It sucked. Now I'm married and love life but my diabetes always seems to get me down sometimes. And it makes it hard for my hubby to understand. I guess it's because I don't really have anyone to relate to when it comes to my diabetes and talk to because the hubby don't get why I need to eat healthy and everything. I still have days where I get depressed about my diabetes and think why me what did I do wrong?

5 replies

Type1Lou 2012-09-09 11:45:27 -0500 Report

You've done absolutely nothing wrong. Developing diabetes is the hand we were dealt. This a a great site for support, questions, information and venting. Welcome! My husband has literally saved my life with glucagon injections when my BG dropped too low but he still persists, even after 31 years, in believing that glucagon is only sugar and water rather than a hormone and is subject to expiration, no matter how many times I tell him. Rather than trying to convince him, I now keep track of the expiration dates on the glucagon kit and get a renewal when it expires, tossing out the expired kit. (Using an expired glucagon kit landed me in a hospital in August 2010 while we were away on vacation and actually resulted in my finding Diabetic Connect.) After one failed marriage in the 1970's, I've learned to pick my battles. I adapt the food on my plate for my needs; my husband loves his spaghetti so, when I make it for him, I serve his sauce over pasta but rather than put pasta on my plate, I substitute french style green beans and put sauce and cheese over the beans for me…lots lower carbs. When you're feeling down about your diabetes, let us know and we'll try to help.

Nick1962 2012-09-08 15:59:12 -0500 Report

Welcome to the party! I struggle a little with a well meaning but misunderstanding spouse. One day she'll ask "do you like sweet/sour pork", and of course I do so I say yes. Next thing i know that's waht were having for dinner. There's a big difference between the questions "do you like" and "can you eat".
And no, you didn't do anything wrong. I'm sure there is a reason you just haven't discovered yet.

jayabee52 2012-09-08 17:37:45 -0500 Report

When I get the "do you like" or "can you eat" questions I often say "Yes I do like" or "Yes I can eat but I shouldn't have them."

DeanaG 2012-09-08 09:13:15 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC!!
You have come to the right place for information and support. You are not in this battle alone.

JSJB 2012-09-08 04:46:47 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. You will meet alot of people on this site that you can relate to and exchange information on how to cope with your problems. It would be nice if your husband took the time to read some of these posts and he might understand what you are going through. Good luck