Partners of Diabetics

The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 15: Walk a Mile in These Shoes

Welcome back to the Diabetic Partner Follies, where the partners of people with diabetes (PWDs) come to share. Michael has had a crash course in this disease since his wife was diagnosed, and it ain’t been pretty. Like so many others, he’s searching for some kindred spirits:

I am SO glad I found your site. It’s been a wonderful source of information and humor about PWD’s.
I’m the spouse of a 39-year old type…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 14: Caring without Mothering Him

Today, another installment of the Diabetic Partner Follies — where partners of PWDs have their chance to speak out — brings us yet another new perspective on life beside the people who’ve got the ‘betes.  Janet writes that she’s delighted to have discovered the Follies, and after 20 years with her Type 1 husband, will have a lot to add.  She starts off with much emotion, and an exploration of the inherent female conflict of…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 13: What Kind of Crisis Will It Take?!

Hello All, and Welcome Back to the Diabetic Partner Follies, our sharing forum for partners of PWDs.  Sometimes both partners have diabetes, and things get particularly hairy — especially when one partner is guilty of D-neglect.  You think that’s only bad news for the affected individual?  Think again:
Can I fire my diabetic husband for losing his spiffy new blood glucose meter?
This is the man who said to me, “I’d test more often if…

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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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