I love my family, I have two great teen boys and a husband that works very hard, but I don’t think they understanding diabetes, and aren’t trying to understand what I’m dealing with. Hey, I’m still figuring it out. I’ve only been diagnosed type 1 for about 9 months. I must admit I spend a lot of energy and effort learning about diabetes by reading blogs, websites, books, and the latest news in the diabetic world. I wish my family; especially my husband took a little time to understand this disease.
Yesterday was not a good day. I’m not on a pump, but I’m on regular injections of apidra and lantus. I drove with my 15 year old yesterday to school, and he talked me into going out for breakfast. We ordered, I did my injection, then the food came--not exactly what I was expecting. I should know better, best to see what you’re getting first. Anyway I didn’t eat all of it, and sure enough later I dropped to 56. When I go low, I start eating and have a hard time stopping until I know it has come up. So I proceeded to go high—so more apidra, it was a roller coaster for the rest of the day. By bed time I was exhausted.
My husband’s comment to me was, “I thought the insulin was supposed to stop that.” Ugh, pay attention! It’s an ongoing balancing act! I was too exhausted to start an educational class on diabetes and insulin therapy. I’ll have some time off with him in the next couple of weeks, I’m thinking I’ll be educating him then. Information he should have taken the time to learn before now. Maybe it’s my fault for not making a bigger deal out of it. I’m thinking I need to be more of a "prima donna," especially with him and the boys.
What support do you get from your family? Anyone have suggestions?