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[IP] Single and scared!
I read all your responses so far... and I concur and don't want to be
redundant... I think you got a lot of good responses and ideas...
One person mentioned a support group. I was thinking that it would be worth
looking into both a diabetes support group (maybe Brian knows of one in your
area) as well as a newly divorced/single people's group. I know in my area
(Chicago) there are a number of such groups. I would be helpful to bond with
others going through what you are, particularly after having been with
someone for so many years.
The other thing that occurred to me, as I read you post, is, (and I agree
with others, that I can't imagine that after 34 years of marriage, your
spouse suddenly couldn't 'take' all the hypoglycemia) could you possibly be
running your sugars more/too low lately? Have you made some changes? Are
you hypoglymic very frequently? Are you having to go the hospital/passing
out? Just wanted to check and be safe... as I'm sure you know, running it
too low can be dangerous, too.
As an aside, I have always been very upfront with anyone I'm with about the
diabetes. If it off-putting to them, I would have nothing more to do with
them! My God! Who knows what could happen to them! I know it's easier said
than done, but if anything... I think I have been more respected because I'm
probably a little (and unfortunately for my health, only a little, more
health-conscious than the average person). I've also found that I click
better with people that are somewhat health-oriented, at a minimum.
Hope this helps! And good luck!
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