That is my husband’s job. And he does it brilliantly, or should I say beautifully, as both his head and heart are involved. Actually I could not imagine having a more supportive partner. And while we knew each other a dozen years as friends before we got married, and he “knew” I had type 1 diabetes (knew is in quotes because in-depth knowing is different than superficial knowing), his knowingness, appreciation for what i live with, and admiration, grew with each passing day of our married life.
He wrote a beautiful piece about what it’s been like for him to be the partner of someone with T1D here. Page 8.
I want you also to read the article on page 14 (pictured below) written by the publisher of this magazine, Sana Ajmal, and utterly amazing young woman who lives with type 1 diabetes in Pakistan, with her loving husband and two young boys in a country that DOES NOT encourage men to marry women with diabetes. Beyond wife and mother, she has gotten her PhD in engineering and is working on producing an affordable insulin pump, is a tireless diabetes advocate and inspires those of us fortunate enough to know her.
3 thoughts on “Loving a partner with type 1 diabetes”
Having someone who helps is a dream. I usually just muddle along on my own. You are a fortunate person. So is he!
Love the story about Sana! Thank you over and over for what you share and who you are.
Thank you Kris for your kind words. I don’t know of course, but maybe you need to talk openly and honestly with your partner about both your feelings. We often assume other people know what we’re thinking or know what to do.
this is a good idea. :o)