Relationship struggles

Ordinary Diabetic Superhero
By Ordinary Diabetic Superhero Latest Reply 2014-08-19 11:09:21 -0500
Started 2014-08-09 11:02:25 -0500

My boyfriend and I have been dating for 10 months and as a military man who only knows to push forward through things, he doesn't seem to understand that high and low blood sugars effect my moods and how my body feels. It makes us both frustrated: me in that he doesn't understand when I try to explain ; and he only sees my moodiness as something I can easily control. How do I explain to him that it is blood sugar symptoms and not me trying to be difficult and frustrating?

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oldbikegirl
oldbikegirl 2014-08-19 11:09:21 -0500 Report

I've been married to a military man for 33 yrs. He is very much used to being in control and has had difficulty dealing with the fact that my diabetes is something that he can't fix. I've found support in other people and with the help of a good therapist have been able to develop strategies to communicate my health issues with him. (She has a lot of experience working with military families.) Hang in there you are not alone.