Partners of Diabetics

The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 12: Frazzled in the UK

Welcome, one and all, to the dozenth edition of the Diabetic Partner Follies.  Here we invite the loved ones and partners of people with diabetes (PWDs) everywhere to share their experiences.  Almost all our recent stories seem to be about hypos (otherwise known as blood sugar lows).  We welcome these and any other types of venting you all care to share.  Today, a note from a wife in the UK who’s at her wit’s end. …

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 11: (Almost) The Other Woman

Greetings, friends of the Diabetic Partner Follies, the forum for significant others of the PWDs (people with diabetes).  We are getting it through our heads that you folks live with diabetes, too, and that often it ain’t no picnic.
This week’s entry really choked me up.  It’s the kind of thing I hope is in my partner’s heart, although men tend to be less poetic in expressing these things.  It also made me realize that…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 10: When Partners Clash Over Doctor’s Care

Welcome back again to the Diabetic Partner Follies, where the significant others of the PWDs (people with diabetes) are invited to vent. This week, we feature another double-diabetic household, in which one is none-to-happy with the other’s medical providers. A new kind of sticky wicket. Hopefully, you all out in the Community can offer some advice here. (And remember, if you’d like to submit a post, email me here.)
So, Amy, you haven’t heard from…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 9: Support Group Faux Pas

Greetings, people who care about diabetes and about the people who have it.  This week’s edition of The Diabetic Partner Follies is a special treat.  I had queried John Close, British hubby of the smart and extremely successful diabetes industry consultant Kelly Close, about his experiences being virtually saturated with the disease in both their private and professional lives.  What came back was completely unexpected, and made me laugh.  You should have seen my husband…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 8: Lowest of the Lows

Welcome Folks, to the continuing Diabetic Partner Follies, our special “revue” of what life is like from the other side of the glucose meter.  Partners and loved ones are encouraged to share their experiences — good, bad, or otherwise — with the community.   (To submit your 2 cents, email me here)
This week, I received an email from Kim W, wife of a Type 1 in Ohio “aka the Blood Sugar Police.”   She writes: “After…

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