Diabetes and Marriage. Defining “In Sickness and in Health” and When Is It OK to Say You’re Done?

Diabetes and marriage or dealing with a chronic illness and marriage can bring some extremely tough situations and issues. What does it mean by “in sickness and in health” in your marital vows and is there a time that you are justified for saying ‘I’ve had enough! I’m done!’  When my Dad was in his […]

Diabetes Technology–Too Much of a Good Thing?

Diabetes techonology continues to expand and grow at a rapid rate. There are plenty of apps and gadgets meant to help, but how do you allow your partner or spouse with diabetes to continue to maintain some independence while also embracing technology meant to help you or other family members help if they need it? […]

The One Thing You Can Tell Your Insurance Company

Fourteen years of fighting insurance companies over hospital bills, insulin supplies and other fun things sometimes can bring you to the brink of insanity. Okay, maybe I am now alittle insane after listening to elevator hold music for twenty minutes at a time while I’m put on hold, or waiting for a live human being […]

“We’d Expect to See This…”–Diabetes Complications are Knocking

In a couple of years phrases like “we’re surprised we aren’t seeing more complications” have been replaced with “we’d expect to see this with how long you’ve had diabetes” after a few minor diabetes complications and hiccups. How does one go from being an anomaly to average?  What does diabetes look like after thirty years? For us […]

A Panic Attack, A Bug, And a Hospital–Diabetes Love!

There are some things in our marriage that I will never be able to relate with my husband on. Panic attacks from low blood sugars from his Type 1 diabetes would be one of them. Everything was great. We got home from our family reunion and crossed fingers that the little bug that went around […]

Cutting Insulin in Half

It’s the one appointment per year that you just dread. Most of the time I send my husband to the doctor and get the updated report from him when he returns. This time because of changes in insurance I accompanied him. With an insulin pump ready to die on us any day I’m usually the […]

The Big “D”

Maybe it’s because my husband has been unemployed for over a year and this year just seems harder. Maybe it’s because every little bill seems like an unsurmountable obstacle. Maybe it’s that life gets more expensive the older everyone gets. But this year, the Big “D” just seems impossibly unbearable. Christmas is an expensive time […]

When We {Finally} Win the Lottery, I’m Hiring My Own…

Sometimes it’s nice to lay in bed dreaming, isn’t it? My husband’s recurring daydream seems to always be what to do when we win the lottery. He has the lottery winning amounts planned out in his head and how much he would allot to family, friends, our new house, cars (of course!) and what we […]

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