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Re: [IP] Re: DKA is what it was



My hat is certainly off to you!  You have to lot on your plate and still
manage to do the best for your husband.

Feel free to put a sign in the house that hubby can read once a day.

"I am so lucky to have this woman as my wife.  She loves me and cares for me
like no other could."

I would consider myself very lucky to have some one half as good as you!

Best wishes!

Chris

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in
finishing an activity but in doing it.

Author Greg Anderson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dianna Inkster" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 2:51 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: DKA is what it was


> I check my husband's bg at night, when I get up to go to the bathroom.  If
> we have trouble at night, he'll go to bed and I'll sit up and check it
again
> before I go to bed.
>
> If you think having a type 1 kid is bad, think about having a type 1
spouse
> who has hypoglycemic unawareness (passes out right in front of you without
a
> twinge of a warning) and has brittle diabetes (could be at 20 one day and
at
> 3 the next).  He also has right-side brain damage and memory problems, so
he
> never worries and he never remembers what he has to do to manage his
> diabetes.  Both of us have high frequency hearing loss so we don't hear
> alarms until they are really loud.  Thank goodness his vision is still
> pretty good.  If his or mine were to go, what would we do then?
>
> Don't say, "Get off the pump!"  I can't imagine what our life would be
like
> without the glucose meter (off-site) and the pump:  I've monitored a lot.
> I've caught a lot of lows that could get really bad and I've caught a lot
of
> highs too.
>
> What happened to diabetics before glucose meters and pumps?  The end
stages
> must have been really hellish?
>
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