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#1

My husband and I have been together for 11 years. I have always tried to take cues for him on how to best support him. Recently I don’t think he has been testing very often. I don’t look at his meter behind his back, just a hunch. Does asking about testing or reminding him about testing fall on the side of being a nag? I worry about him a lot, because I think I’m pretty good about recognizing when he is in a funk. Sometimes I don’t care if I come off as the nagging wife if it gets him to take care of himself. I would love to hear others’ take on this…Thanks!


#2

In the past, I’ve been defensive about letting my beloved know my numbers – especially when I’m in a funk. That being said, part of my challenge this year has been to let people be a part of my diabetes life. I’m learning to appreciate that C has a vested interest in my well-being. It’s also nice to feel that I’m not the sole bearer of the burden. Sometimes, C spots a trend that I don’t. If it were me (whether I’d admit it or not), I would appreciate the extra help. Have you tried coming up with a game plan together? It’s hard as a person with diabetes not to feel like it’s entirely your own responsibility. Maybe you could broach it as the diabetes thing is a team effort since you live your lives together. C’s approach at times:" You seem kind of funky…how are your blood sugars doing?"


#3

I am more than willing to approach it as a team, so I’ll see where his comfort level. Thanks so much for the perspective!


#4

I’ve always been the diabetic that gets irritated when people “nag” me about what i’m eating or how my sugars are. However, at the same time, i realized that it’s their way of caring. Not only that, i NEED people checking in on me. So…even though he may get annoyed, I would say check on him. He’ll know it’s only b/c you love him. He especially needs it if he isn’t taking care of his diabetes.