So thankful!

By BroadwayGirl Latest Reply 2013-07-27 00:38:13 -0500
Started 2013-07-20 23:08:23 -0500

I have the most supportive boyfriend in the world. I am type 1 diabetic and lately I've been struggling with it so much and sometimes I just wanna give up. He holds me, lets me cry, rubs my back, and helps me through it…He convinces me that I'm strong enough to handle all crazy complications I've been having. He gets me juices to help fix my lows and tests my blood sugar for me if I feel too weak or sick to. He rubs my stomach when it's upset due to a high sugar. He helps me more than anyone. <33

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-->Type1Diabetic<-- 2013-07-27 00:38:13 -0500 Report

My boyfriend is long distance and he shows concern and care. He also shows that he wants to know more on my condition. He is loving and thoughtful but he never asks me about my health unless I'm speaking of it or he hears me saying I don't feel too well. Either way, I know he's supportive. On another note, you seem to have a very supportive, caring and loving boyfriend. Go head girl LOL

SadieMae08 2013-07-21 19:17:59 -0500 Report

Thank you:) I have never reached out to talk to other diabetics. I'm the only diabetic in my immediate family, biological dad (type 1) isn't in the picture. Step dad and mom really never changed the household to a diabetic friendly environment. So I feel like I have never had support in this area of my life. I have no control

-->Type1Diabetic<-- 2013-07-27 00:33:42 -0500 Report

I am the only generation in my family with Type 1. My mother and father side has no diabetes. I felt depressed and rebellious for years and questioning so much about my life and the purpose when I was diagnosed. My mother changed things in the household food and drink wise to show support but then would make jokes that I didn't like. Overtime, once my mother seen that I never took much care of myself, nor showed interest in trying to better myself and my diet, she slowly started not caring n left my life for me and showed no support. Now it's like I regret not doing better cause now when I really need her, it's like she's not there…I haven't had control on my diabetes continuously. It's always been on and off. It's like my diabetes is controlling me unfortunately!

melnpot 2013-07-21 19:13:45 -0500 Report

I have a wonderful husband that helps me all the time. I was married to my first husband for 9 years and he never tried to learn about diabetes or help me in any way when I was diagnosed. But from the first day I met Adam after my divorce, he knew about my condition. Sometimes it just takes the right man to help and be there for you. But sometimes it just takes education. :)

SadieMae08 2013-07-21 19:11:11 -0500 Report

Oh that is rough, so he has grown up with diabetes. My boyfriend is finding research about it on his own. It's cute how he wants to know Ll about diabetes. I think we will be on this education journey together, because I am rusty on all my knowledge:/

SadieMae08 2013-07-21 18:14:35 -0500 Report

Cannot wait until my boyfriend is at this level haha

melnpot 2013-07-21 19:15:01 -0500 Report

Sadie maybe you can schedule a refresher with a diabetes educator and your boyfriend can go with you. This may help him understand and be more helpful when you need him.

BroadwayGirl 2013-07-21 19:08:02 -0500 Report

Lol I'm sure he will get there. I think the only reason my boyfriend is this way is due to the fact that he lost his mother to diabetes.