Marte s a Type 1 Diabetic, she is not a leper, nor has she the plague. Marte was adamant that if I was to write a blog from a spousal perspective on Type 1 Diabetes that I write about this topic. She’ll tell me stories about her work, and when her boss knows she’s having a bad blood sugar day she always suggests she go home, maybe even take a day. While this support is nice it frustrates her. I’ve learned over the short years I’ve know my wife that her Diabetes is part of her life, another thing she has to manage not some debilitating disease.
As a husband I want nothing more than the safety, security and overall health of my wife to be priority number one. It frustrates me to see no love for type 1 diabetics. What I mean by love is research and advancement in curing the condition. Not better treatment, a real actual cure or something close enough to it.