How do you support your diabetic husband or partner?

January 28, 2009 8:34pm CST
I try my best to support my boyfriend and generally he deals with his type 1 diabetes very well. I cook healthy meals and make sure that I buy healthy food. I ask him about his sugar levels and take a caring interest as he does like to talk about it sometimes. He was diagnosed as a teenager and is in his thirties now. What do you do to support your partner and are there somethings that you find difficult like when they are low or poorly?
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• United States
26 Mar 09
Hi, My sister and I are both type 1 diabetics. We try to eat healthy, but sometimes since I am still young part of me just wants to be like everyone else. I have been struggling with the lack of understanding on the part of everyone especially family and friends about diabetes. I hate how they assume that any sugar is bad for a diabetic. They also do not give any one any credit when it comes to taking care of their health. Everyone is bound to have slip ups but apparently when you are a diabetic one is not allowed. I also have trouble explaining to people what it is that happens when ones sugar goes low or high. Most people are scared and do not know what to do. However, the worst part are people who are trained about diabetes - like nurses or paramedics. They thing that know everything and that if one experiences a slip up all credible judgement is out the door. Hope this helps.