nicole w
By nicole w Latest Reply 2008-09-21 07:57:35 -0500
Started 2008-05-27 07:04:53 -0500

i am now liveing with my boyfriend now and he has no clue about typ 1 but he will sit thier and tell me that he now a lot about it he will try to tell me how to run it

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DiabeticizMe 2008-09-21 07:57:35 -0500 Report

I would invite your boyfriend to join the community. Ask him if he would like to go to a few classes (diabetic) to learn about Diabetes. I know you are frustrated, I can tell in your message. It'll be ok! You also have to be patient and change the way he thinks about diabetes.

Idgie90 2008-09-20 09:24:34 -0500 Report

When my partner and I first got together I knew nothing about diabetes but asked a lot of questions and did a lot of reading and paid attention to her highs and lows and what she did for them and how she acted. She is Type 1. Now, 6 years later, I have been Type 2 for a year and can better understand how different her disease is from mine…BUT I can tell on the phone from her voice if she is "off" and should test, and by the look in her highs when she is high, and by the way she walks and talks when high or low. I also know how to test her sugar and administer a shot of Glucagon as I have had to do that once. I think if you live with someone or spend a lot of time with someone it is good to educate them and also not to be beligerent when they try to be helpful. But explain to them that highs can come with an attitude of resistance and lows can cause you to be silly and distracted…Sometimes I have felt left out and then others felt it unfair that when she needs my help I am there to give it. We can't have it all ways in a partnership it's teamwork!!!

sandhya 2008-05-30 04:12:33 -0500 Report

they have no clue whoever says they understand and know what we go through. the ones that know will try to contribute in their own small ways by compromising with our food and medical needs . they help us stay on track by making changes in their lives around us. so next time your boyfriend says he knows all about it ask him to sit and discuss what changes he can make for himself so it helps you. it's only fair don't you think?

CALpumper 2008-05-30 05:47:38 -0500 Report

Good suggestion sandhya.

I dated someone who "thought" they knew what I should do. My biggest pet peeve was when he tried to tell me "well if you know you are going to get low, prepare". If it were that simple we T1s would not need a site like this.

Hang in there and if you think the relationship is worth it, discuss these things with him, remind him he does not have the disease, every Body is different and let's discuss your suggestions.

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