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April 18, 2014
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Seriously? Marital Trouble...


Seriously, diabetes?

We're just a couple of weeks into this marriage, and honestly, I don't think it's going to work out.

I have done nothing but try to accommodate you. I have been testing. I have been logging. I have given insulin at exact instead of approximate times. I've been counting every carb morsel. I'm exercising. You need to compromise here!

Why, for example, for the past three days have you given me the pleasure of morning bloodsugars in the low 100s, only to slap me with a 46 mg/dl this morning, even though I did nothing different yesterday than the previous days?

Why do you INSIST on timing every single low and high bloodsugar so that it gets in my way? Need to get up early for a meeting? Too bad, I'm going to make it so you can't leave the house for an hour any way because bloodsugar is too low to drive. Want to get a yoga class in? Nope, I'm busy making it so you have to eat glucose tabs. Had a nice salad for lunch, bolused appropriately, can I get a round of applause? Nope, how about a 222 mg/dl post-prandial bloodsugar. Brilliant. Over and over again, you decide it's just not good enough. Over and over again, my efforts are seemingly for naught.

I would like to throw you out, but you've pretty much barricaded yourself in my body and there is no way to get the bolts you're tied in there by unwelded from the floor. Which means we're both stuck in this marriage. Stuck in this temple together, like castaways.

Can we make the most it, at least? Can you cut me a break here?

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Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life.   (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski
Michelle Kowalski Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes.   (Read More)
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