I know most are coping with diabetes that they have. I am coping with my husbands type 1. My husband is a very caring and concerned individual for others, but puts himself on the back burner. We have only been married for 2.5 years. I knew about his diabetes prior to getting married and experienced both seizures from him being too low and being in a coma for being too high (all in a 3month time frame) prior to getting married. Those experiences scared me to the point of becoming an insulin czar. However, my husband, having had this disease for 22 of his 28 years feels he can manage it all himself.
My frustration comes into play when he doesn't take care of it. He is on Lantus and Apidra and doesn't take it properly, if any! For the past couple of weeks he has been experiencing mood swings, vomiting, diarhea, head aches and chest pains. I would ask him if he's checked his sugar and he always replies "yes". I know this to not be the case because he has been leaving his kit at work.
Last night he became very beligerent, incoherent, crying, and started vomiting. I took him to the ER and he collapsed and passed out in the parking lot. When he got into the room, they checked his blood sugar and it was soo high that it didn't register on their maching and they drew blood and it was almost 600! I was flored and panicked and so scared. he is only 28, i'm 29 and we don't have any children.
I don't know if my husband is going to be around into our "golden years" and it makes me question whether or not we should have children together. I don't want any children to go through what I have to go through roughly every 3 - 4 months. He is killing himself and it kills me to watch it.
I've told him how I feel and my concerns and he does what he should for about 3 weeks and then back to the old routine of not having a routine.