I came accross a discussion on the forums about a nasty comment a mother made to her daughter about not marrying another Type 1. I made a comment that I thought that D was significant baggage and should be considered before marriage. But those with T1 disagreed saying that everyone has some sort of baggage and D shouldn’t matter.
Now, I married my husband while his mother was literally a year away from dying a painful death from D complications. It didn’t affect my decision to marry him, but I really had an idea what T1 can mean and it did NOT prepare me at all for having a toddler with D. It is the most difficult thing I have been through in my life.
I have a cousin who just married a man with T1 and he had an overnight hypo and she had NO CLUE what to do. He didn’t even have glucagon in the house (not that she knew how to use it.)
We want our kids to feel that D does not limit them, but I think the psychology is very complex and this subject seemed to strike a nerve over on the forums. My MIL had serious denial over her diabetes. How do we balance awareness and confidence?
Just had to get this off my chest, because I didn’t think I should post it on that thread.