So something that I’ve noticed lately that appears to be a red flag and I’m sure many of you can relate to are people attempting to micromanage diabetes for you. I’ve only noticed this with men that I have went out on dates with that also have type 1 diabetes and they start to go into a protective mode as soon as my blood sugar hits 70. The last time this happened the guy literally freaked out and threatened to come to my house if I wasn’t about 70 immediately. These types of people also have their opinions about your care and why you should never almost pass out because they, “haven’t done that since 1997.”
Am I just terrible at selecting friends or are my suspicions correct in that other diabetics find contentment in managing others care to feel better about their own? I know this probably happens with non diabetic spouses as well and I can’t imagine how difficult it is to try to explain to them that you are doing exactly what you need to be to care for your own self.