May 15, 2012

Love of My Life

Today's topic is: "Living with diabetes (or caring for someone who lives with it) sure does take a lot of work, and it's easy to be hard on ourselves if we aren't 'perfect." But today it's time to give ourselves some much deserved credit. Tell us about just one diabetes thing you (or your loves one) does spectacularly! Fasting blood sugar checks, oral meds sorted and ready, something always on hand to treat a low, or anything that you do for diabetes. Nothing is too big or too small to celebrate doing well!"

 I don't feel that I do much particularly well, especially when it comes to diabetes. I deal with what needs to be dealt with, learn from mistakes, and move on. So today I want to focus this post on my husband and give him the huge pat on the back that he deserves.
I've been diabetic for over 13 years and have known my husband for half that time now. I can't remember the exact time that he learned I was diabetic (was there an exact time, babe??), but it has always been a non-issue in our relationship. After our wedding in November 2011, I knew I needed to get the D under control and he was there to help me and keep me accountable. I can honestly say he's done a great job. I needed him there to nag me about checking my bg for a few weeks until it became a habit again. He's a good nag! :)

A couple months ago, I heard the term type 3 diabetic* and told him that was him. Once I actually explained what it meant, he stopped panicking. :) He is always checking in with me to make sure that I feel ok, that I don't need anything, that I've checked my sugar recently. He's made a super effort to learn about this disease and how it affects the two of us and how it is NOT the same as his grandfather's (t2) diabetes. I could MAYBE handle this without him, but I never ever want to.

So thank you, babe, for loving me, for supporting me, for pushing me when I need to be pushed, and for jumping into this crazy life with me. I love you. You make my heart smile.

*For those wondering, a type 3 diabetic is a term thrown around in the interwebs for people who aren't diabetic themselves, but care for or help care for someone with diabetes.

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