My Husband and his blood checks

Ms. Margaret
By Ms. Margaret Latest Reply 2010-08-06 12:48:42 -0500
Started 2010-08-05 12:13:17 -0500

Recently my husbands dr. told him he did not have to check his sugar levels any more unless he felt funny. His A1C was 5 and his other numbers were great. The thing is he never felt funny even before he was diagnosed. He is a long distance truck driver and I can't always cook for him and when he is home he only checks it when I ask him to. The checks have been OK. I guess I just worry too much. I know that he knows what he can eat and how much. He is on oral control and has never needed insulin. I just don't want him to eat himself into having to use iinsulin. Any help or suggestions.

4 replies

RAYT721 2010-08-05 18:55:23 -0500 Report

It sounds like hubby has things under control so he's obviously done something right along the way with and/or without your guidance. You can't be with him 24/7 to watch his eating, testing, etc. but you can give him the trust and love and support that you've given him thus far. It's worked!!!

Much like a teenager taking the car for the first time (or fiftieth time). I can tell you not to worry … but come on… these are our loved ones we're talking about. We were born to worry. Your worrying won't make hubby any better and just might make YOU worse.

Deep breath!!!

Pack some snacks (good stuff) with little notes and maybe some IOUs. :)

Ms. Margaret
Ms. Margaret 2010-08-06 08:43:00 -0500 Report

You bet he did something right, Rray. I cooked all the right foods and I ate them right along with him. He paid attention to his carb intake, especially with his snacks and we were fortunate enough to have diabetic teaching included with our insurance and available from out local hospital. Plenty of handouts and sample day to day "what to eat". He is very anxiou not to end up like his brother, who also had Type II but just would not pay attention to his diet. The man I live with does but I just wish he would check his sugar at least daily and I think I would feel better.

monkeymama 2010-08-05 12:51:36 -0500 Report

Hello there Ms. Margaret! I know it can be a worry with this. My husband worried with me when I have to drive a distance to Children's with our younger kids. Even though I am a insulin pumper. What we did was made a special kit for me. When making my kit, we placed extra supplies for: testing, low blood sugar, and a spare snack/Protein Bar. We also put a medical alert in my case (even though I wear one) and a touch of trust. Maybe suggest testing at least once a day randomly to see where he is at. My husband had to learn to trust and know I will do what I need to when and if the time arised. Though that is WONDERFUL his A1c is doing so good. That is a GREAT and positive feeling to know what you are doing is working for him. Hang in there!

Ms. Margaret
Ms. Margaret 2010-08-06 12:48:42 -0500 Report

thanks to you mama. He really is a pretty good boy when it comes to his health. I will have to give him that credit.