It seems like every few days I see a discussion post from a member whose partner is not all that supportive. After all, who likes change? Especially when it comes to the things that bring pleasure in life, like food?
But when one person in house is diagnosed with diabetes, everybody is diagnosed. Nobody knows that more than diabetics.
So, if you and your partner are finally on the same page — if your partner is working with you on help you to stay compliant with your diet and other lifestyle changes — maybe even changing their own eating habits for the better — how did you get them on board? Gentle encouragement? Tough love? Did you enlist somebody else to help you out, like your doctor? Or maybe you stayed on the path long enough without your partner's support that they finally decided to accept the new normal and started working with you. Or at least not getting in your way. .
It would be great to hear about your experiences with helping your partner to accept the changes that living with diabetes requires, and teaming up with you.
I'm all ears (eyes)!
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