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Re: [IP] Fears


I had to respond to this.  If you are as "responsible" as this post seems for
your husband's diabetes, he might be in BIG TROUBLE if you are the one who
doesn't wake up (again).

Hoping I read more into this than is there.

Jim S.

Jaynee Poteet wrote:

> To all who have to deal with this disease-- we are the only ones who really
> know what it is like.  My husband of 25 years, (since we were 17 and 19!)has
> had IDDM since age 11.  Most of those 25 years I have lived in fear of many
> things.  I don't sleep at night for fear he'll die while I sleep and I won't
> wake up.  Our kids(11 and 8) are afraid to spend the night anywhere because
> if daddy has a convulsive reaction in the night they won't be there to help
> me.  I don't want to be a widow, and I don't want to raise our children
> alone.  I never, for any reason, am away from him at night.  Once when he
> was hospitalized, the nurse wanted his BG to be <120 at bedtime.  I tried to
> explain that it would be too low later on-- but I'm only the wife!!  I
> called at 1:00 A.M. and asked them to please keep an eye on him because he
> was on the second floor.  At 6:00 A.M. his BG was <10 and they couldn't
> apologise enough! We all know what works at our houses and need to feel good
> about ourselves!  We stay in close contact during the day so I can hear his
> voice and know he's okay.  It is okay for us to be afraid, and to get tired
> of this horrible disease!  I can't know what it would be like to have a
> child with it, but it has to be a living hell sometimes. It's a million
> percent better since the pump, but I don't think I will ever get over that
> horrible fear that comes with the territory.  Thanks for listening!
> Jaynee

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