My question is how involved is your significant other in your diabetes management? What do they know? what do they understand? How involved are they? Do they ever come to doctor appointments (if so when did this start)?
My boyfriend and i have been together almost a year and he understands the numbers when I check my blood sugar, but it doesn't go far beyond that. He worries about me as far as diabetes in general like me taking care of myself, but he doesn't understand why i'm upset about an A1C going up or how upset i am that i'm 21 and am on meds to protect my kidneys and lower my blood pressure. And when I get tired of checking blood sugars or having a pump connected he doesn't really understand that it's a 24/7 job.
He's more than willing to understand. I can tell when he asks questions or when he doesn't know how to react when I get upset that he doesn't understand.
So after all that...How involved in your significant other? and how do you help them understand?
I'm considering having my bf pretend he has diabetes for a day and have him go through everything I do... I'm curious as to his reactions.