Type One? You are going to learn ALOT really fast. What as his A1c? (the average of his blood sugars the last three months) My daughter was put in the hospital the day we found out. It is hard, I wont lie. The first year is the hardest and I was lucky to have at least one person to talk to that understood what I was going through.
Im sure he is smart and he has to understand how important it is to take care of it now.
I remember being so scared all night, watching her sleep. Then she was so sick from the insulin. Her blood sugar went from 595 to 90 in 3 hours and made her very very sick. She was sick alot at first getting used to having regular blood sugars. When we would go out to places I would get so overwhelmed with all the choices and carbs and how much insulin and hat was her blood sugar. She is using an insulin pump now and it has made a workd of difference. Would recommend in about 6 months to a year depending on how long the honeymoon phase lasts.
I just learned or was told that it was ok, to wish I could go one day without thinking about diabetes. I feel guilty to be tired of any of it since Im not the one who has to go through it, but I do, with her everyday. But we do and you will too.
It will amaze you how people come out of the woodword that have diabetes or know someone with it. Its like a club you really dont want to belong to, but when you do there are members everywhere.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk more personal if you need to. I am sorry. I dont know what your faith is but I have always told Samantha that God only gives those that are the strongest the hardest things to deal with. If you have any questions at all, I am happy to help.