hi. no more 911 calls and he seems to be really on top of things - especially before going to bed, which is great. he doesn't have a pump but he has a dexcom monitor that detects which direction he is going. he's had that for 2 years now and it really does help figure out where he is but it doesn't always work correctly so it's not 100%. he still has to check his insulin himself a few times a day. but the dexcom has an alert beep that goes off when he starts to get too low or too high.
bottom line is - we both have to be on top of things and live our lives happy and healthy the best we can.
called 911 tonight for the first time. my husband refused to take juice or glucose and was acting very mean with me. i didn't know what to do as i thought he would just get lower if he didn't have any glucose. finally i called 911 because i was scared. then - when he came back to his normal self - he was pissed off at me! telling me that i didn't need to call. but when i ask him what i should have done, he doesn't have an answer for that. it's very difficult when one person is not in their right mind. i thought we'd move forward and say "that was scary." but instead, he angry with me. yes, let's be a sounding board. i don't know anyone in my life in this exact situation, so, thank you internet! love and peace, annieView Thread
my also has husband has type 1. we've been together for four years now.
i thought T1 might get easier to deal with but, that's not what i'm noticing.
my husband is very healthy, vegan, doesn't drink or smoke. he doesn't have the pump, he has a dexcom machine that is supposed to give him an idea in which direction his blood sugar is going. it doesn't always work.
it's 2:40 am in L.A. now and i just called 911 to have the paramedics come since he wouldn't listen to me and was acting irrational and angry. i've never had to do that before, and i really need to talk about this - so, i searched for an online support group, and here i am.
we just had a huge fight. he's back to normal now but he's upset that i called 911. he says that i over react. but i tried for a long time to get him to drink juice, take a glucose tablet, check his blood sugar. he refused all of that in a very pissed off way because when he's very low he's not rational. he was calling me names, saying i'm insane and to go away - all along refusing the juice i'd bring him. he screamed that i was crazy, which is not like him. he's normally a loving, good guy who loves me very much, so, it's even stranger and scarier that this happens. it's like he becomes someone else. he keeps saying that i should have waited. waited for what? for him to pass out? i had no idea of knowing what his blood sugar was since he wouldn't let me check him.
it's all too much sometimes. i thought i was happy to take care of him for the rest of my life, since i love him so much, but i don't know if i can do it like this. if he thinks i'm not doing it "correctly." that makes all of this so much worse.
he was acting like a mean drunk and the paramedics said that it gets worse as they get older.
so, i guess this is normal. normal isn't so great.
thanks for reading. i needed to vent. love and peace, annieView Thread
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