Hello everyone! I am new to this site, but would like to get some advice please from all you experts!
My boyfriend Chris has Type 1 diagnosed since he was about 10. He is now 26 and doing well, we have been together for nearly a year and are very close.
He does his testing and that regulary and is very good with it and we eat healthy all the time as I enjoy cooking as well as himself (although Im better haha). He does not know that I have joined this site and I would never tell him as I dont want him to worry about me worrying!
I just worry sometimes as I know its not gonna be all plain sailing when he gets a bit older, plus he has some bad habits - he smokes, and drinks occasionally, as he believes that he shouldn't have to change his whole life according to his condition - although he has recently shown more interest in stopping smoking which I encourage obviously and I hope he will stop one day sooner rather than later.
Has anyone got any advice for me as his partner? and anything that I should be on the look out for as he gets older? Im not very good with illness and would like to be prepared for what may come our way. I love him to bits and I will will stick with him through anything.
Anyone got any stories of what happens and what is to come?
Thanks a lot for reading!