I am a newly-diagnosed type 1. I’m actually doing fairly well, the diagnosis wasn’t a huge surprise and I am familiar with what needs to be done to adequately control diabetes (my father had T1 as well, but died from complications when I was younger). Anyway, while I am doing well, my partner is, well, clueless. It’s not that she’s intending to be clueless, but she doesn’t deal well with “medical stuff” to begin with and has never known anyone with diabetes. She thinks it just means I “take a shot” before I eat and everything is fine. I’ve tried to explain to her what diabetes really means and how much of an impact it’s going to be on our lives together. I don’t know if I’m making a bigger deal out of it, or if she’s just oblivious.
Anyway, I wanted to know if anyone had a good book recommendation for spouses of people with diabetes (hopefully T1). Any suggestions?