I am proud of my husband and Daughter!

ccritch
By ccritch Latest Reply 2010-06-25 05:03:24 -0500
Started 2010-06-23 14:16:58 -0500

Hello to my DC Family.

I am glad to announce that my Husband and Duaghter have complete three weeks of Diabetes Education with me. I am so proud of the them. Now they understand what Diabetes is, what it can do to you and how to manage, cound carbs, watch calories and fat intake. My husband admitted to our support counselor how he would bring home all kinds of junk food and realizes now how unfair it was to me as a diabetic. I cried, He cried and Mia said deal wit hit dad! you are a man! LOL. Gotta love her. They attended every class and I must say with his learning it will teach him to eat a better balanced meal as Heart Disease and altzimer runs in his family. Getting through the support group talking with a psychologist was very emotional for me as most of you know what I am going through and have gone through. But I admitted that the negativity is what triggers my anger and anxiety and depression and the Ignorance of some people. the first Step of being able to help myself through my issues.

Thanks for allowing me to share and God Bless


19 replies

gregsteele
gregsteele 2010-06-25 05:03:24 -0500 Report

That is awesome it makes such a difference when your family understands this disease weve made it a family affair to go shopping and to plan meals my 9 yr old is a pro at reading labels and comes up with many meal ideas congrats love to all GREG

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-06-23 18:18:12 -0500 Report

That is such a great stride from where you were just a few months ago! How wonderful. That is so great that they both went and they both paid such great attention.

ccritch
ccritch 2010-06-24 08:44:10 -0500 Report

Gabby, I know and thanks to DC I have such a better outlook since I have many freinds here that have shared their testimonies with me and made me feel so welcomed and not afraid to admit I am a diabetic. Thanks to all of you that I am able to move one more step forward and not backwards. Thanks

God Bless

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-06-24 20:29:22 -0500 Report

You have found your voice...that is a great step in the right direction. I am proud of you and how far you have come in such a short time. For a while I thought you were going to have to face it alone, but look! Now you have a whole family of support.

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2010-06-23 17:25:10 -0500 Report

That is awsome that you hubby & daughter went to class with you. My husband does the cooking for us as I'm disabled due to polio. But he is great at fixing foods that are good for us both. He is a pre-diabetic and has to watch what he eats as well. Best wishes

Your Friend
JoAnna

ccritch
ccritch 2010-06-24 08:46:04 -0500 Report

Hi,

Thanks JoAnna, I am happy and surprised that he actually attended every class, I never asked if he wanted to come after the first week, he just kept coming I left it up to him. I did not want to pressure him and I guess he loves me and knows that It is my health and he needs to be their, I know my Mia was so scared when I collapsed in Church that she will not leave my side for a minute.

Thanks and God Bless, if only I can teach him how to cook now! LOL that would be great!

monkeymama
monkeymama 2010-06-23 14:45:30 -0500 Report

That is wonderful!!! I wish I had that kind of support in my home. I just wish my husband and older two girls could do the same thing. Besides me having to be the bad guy when I grocery shop and cook. With my husband, it is a pick and choice when he wants to be helpful and understand. Here's a little tip to help, make small changes in the meals and what they eat. Allow them to pick a few things you will not change on them. This has helped with the meal thing and the fussing. Best of wishes to you and your family now for a better and improved future for you and them as well.

Rhonda Layman
Rhonda Layman 2010-06-23 15:28:44 -0500 Report

AWESOME!! You are so lucky to have the support. A lot of us do not.

ccritch
ccritch 2010-06-24 09:04:24 -0500 Report

Hi Rhonda,

It took a long time to get where I am right now in my life living with Diabetes and getting the support I needed in dealing with my diabetes. I have travelled a long way and my self esteem was so low that I must say I wanted to end it all but I took a step back and realized that I have too much to live for and said if no one is going to support me and my life as a diabetic their loss, I started to not care and I prayed and I believe prayer and not worrying about certain family members who do not care and taking care of myself as I thought I was and was not actually doing a great job, and to tell you the truth my husband was my biggest enemy brining home cakes, pies, candies, chocolate bars, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar and I would indulge and I would pay. But since I collapsed in church he realized his family cares 0 for me. That is what it took for him to see me I mean really see me not as his wife but as his wife living with a disease that can end my life and it was like a light bulb and he woke up and said I want to go with you and learn with you and we as a family can learn to be healthier and eat healthier foods. It too 9 years to get my husband to attend a class of whatever with me. It was a battle and the battle is not over, but it is a beginning, I believe these good things will happend for all of us.

God Bless

ccritch
ccritch 2010-06-24 08:56:13 -0500 Report

Thanks Monkeymomma, I think the idea of the insulin pump has scared him thinking about she must be really ill with diabetes, Everyone thinks the pump is the DOOM! word. But I am glad it opened his eyes and I am kind of worried about my Mia she is too young to be worrying about my Diabetes, but in a way it is good that she knows all she can learn because one day god bless my little angel she too will be diagnosed more so her than my other two children. Pray about it, I did every day and every night asking god to put in my husbands heart. When he saw his family walk away when I collapsed in church from low sugars I think there and then he realized I am alone in this and he needs to do more and understand more.

Thanks and God Bless you and your family

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