All was fine in the end and no trip to the hospital was needed. He was upset that he could not control his own body = life. I get mad now when I here people tell him “I thought you weren’t supposed to eat that.” Like myself before I met him, I knew nothing of real importance about diabetes.
Ginger: What was one of the most significant things you’ve learned about diabetes through watching him live with it? We hear about the effects of long terms highs, weight issues, etc., but never about their fear of going to sleep, not knowing if they will wake in the morning. Sometimes if doesn’t matter if you do every little thing right.
I kept my place stocked with juice boxes and snacks. Luckily he seems to know to swallow his juice box when a straw is in his mouth.
Once time I called the ambulance because he accidently injected his long acting insulin into a vein.
After all – society judges us all the time, and encourages negative opinions of the person with type 2 diabetes via news outlets, or situational comedies, etc.
When we are dating, as when we are making friends, it is important to keep a few things in mind: Having a supportive person that values and understands the challenge of our walk with diabetes is important.
The word “dating” implies that you, as the non-diabetic, are in the early stages of learning about your partner’s diabetes.
Did it change anything about how you perceived him in a negative or positive way?He excused himself to get a glass of milk and a snack.I had known him as a friend for an entire year prior. I don’t think he would have told me right away, but the circumstances brought it to light early on. There’s just something incredibly disingenuous about it.We meet people in artificial settings, dress fancier than usual, and present ourselves as better versions of our usual personas.Some of us are mature, understanding adults about the ways of this world, and the frail people within it – and some of us are not. My first experience with how negative type 2 diabetes could be for my life and my emotional well-being happened when I didn’t even have type 2 diabetes.I was 20, and full of young and hopeful love for another young man who, apparently, didn’t share those same sentiments.I knew he had been battling his type 2 diabetes for many years, and had serious issues with depression.I didn’t want to let him see how it was also affecting my life – the lives of his children.Heidi: Low blood sugar numbers are his biggest concern.He doesn’t recognize that his numbers are plummeting until they are in the 60s or lower. I learned to test his blood at night when I would wake up to him in a full body sweat, hot, and twitchy.