How Living with Diabetes Is Like Living with Your Spouse

diabetes-and-marriageIn the Facebook group, “You Know You’re  Type 1 Diabetic When …” Randall Dennis quipped, “I have decided that I love my diabetes because it has stuck with me longer than any of my wives.” That got me thinking: How is living with diabetes like or unlike living with a spouse? First, here’s how living with diabetes is LIKE living with a spouse:

  • Some highs and lows are expected.
  • Daily tests are a part of life.
  • The longer our life together, the more complications seem to develop.
  • Almost certain interruptions occur when I’m watching a great game on TV.
  • The littlest thing can set off a confusing chain of circumstances I can’t control.
  • Has required numerous “lifestyle adjustments.”
  • An error in judgment can reap both short-term and long-term consequences.
  • My commitment to care can make all the difference.
  • “Stop attacking me! I’m not the enemy!”
  • When I forget to do something I’m supposed to do, I will suffer.
  • When I’m feeling low, a little sugar can make me feel MUCH better.
  • Our life together has made me who I am today.

I’ll share some of the ways they are different soon.

Add to the list! What are some other similarities between living with diabetes and living with a spouse?

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The Diabetic Dad and the Delayed Delivery

 

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