Well, my husband thinks I’m testing too often. My doctor gave me a schedule that has me testing twice a day, staggered throughout the day. I have been ignoring that and testing two hours after every meal, sometimes more.
So DH is concerned about the expense and thinks that I’m getting obsessive. He thinks that if I am spiking then it will show up even with the staggered schedule. He thinks that the reason the doctor is being so lax about everything is that we have caught it “so early.” He thinks that the way to avoid spikes is just to eat less food.
I have tried explaining to him that all of the advice I’m seeing online differs from my doctor’s advice (the recommended target numbers are lower, the testing schedules are much more frequent). I have tried explaining that complications from diabetes are no joke and I want to get it in control ASAP.
His father had high blood pressure at one point. He got really obsessive about it and was testing like 6x per day. I think that my husband thinks I’m going to get obsessive with testing.
I also think that since he doesn’t have diabetes in his family it doesn’t seem like as big a deal to him. He actually said “It’s only type 2, all you have to do is lose weight.” I think, on the other hand, that if I can get my insulin and glucose under control, I can probably lose weight. Chicken and egg.
I totally understand his concern with test strips that cost $1 each. With the infertility treatments and everything else we have to pay for, I guess he didn’t expect to have such an expensive, unhealthy wife. I’m just not sure that I want to compromise on this.