Life With a Diabetic Wife

Diabetes can and does cause other medical situations. It has been like a roller-coaster ride in our lives.

When we were first married my wife was very healthy. No problems what-so-ever. One key to all that though was her father and mother were diabetics. We were told to keep an eye on her health.

When she gave birth to our first child,everything went fine.That all changed when the second pregnancy came;she had gestational diabetes.This made Eric{our middle boy}abnormally large as you can see in the picture at top. He was one month early, and weighed ten pounds and eight ounces.

Eric is not diabetic. I hope he never is. He has always been a large boy. The second picture is a Christmas program he was in at church. He is the large boy. I remember three of the other boys there were a bit older than him.

As you can see from the bottom picture, he is still big.

Diet

My wife struggled with the diabetic diet at first. It is very hard to not eat what you want. She does real well with it now.

Your diet is very important when you are a diabetic; your health depends on it.

Here are some links for diabetic diets.

There are many other medical problems that have occurred to my wife because of diabetes.

First came thyroid problems. Next in line was congestive heart failure and she had blocked arteries. She had to have surgery to drain the fluid from around her heart and opened her arteries. She has to take medication for the thyroid and also for her heart.

Lastly,her kidneys have been shutting down but through prayer, a good Doctor, and medication she is doing good!

I worry about her health every day.

Testing

It is very important if you are a diabetic to test your blood sugar several times a day. That is the only way you will keep your health under control!

My wife uses the One-Touch Ultra tester. I would recommend it if you are diabetic.

My wife does very well now; if you are a diabetic, please eat right, check your blood sugar,and have regular checkups.

© 2008 Greg Boudonck

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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California

Froggy

Really informative HUB. My prayers are with your wife and family. It must be an adjustment to give up sweets!


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Froggy213 8 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

The hardest part for her was soda--Thanks in the doghouse!


Abhinaya 8 years ago

Diabetics can live a normal life if some care and precautions are taken.Unfortunately we fail to detect them in primary stages which leads to so many complications.I am sure the prayers of everyone will make life of your partner easy.Wishing her a speedy recovery from other ailments.Thanks for the info.


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Great Hub Froggy..

Sorry to hear about the missis..I have Ankylosing Spondylitis and the reasuring for me is that its not contagious or life threatening and im sure you know that their is much worse illness that one could have..I am no way trivualising Diabetis at all but the thought of anyone having the many other life threatening and horrible diseases makes me feel much better about what i do have..


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franciaonline 7 years ago from Philippines

Good wishes to you and your wife. With the discipline that your wife has, I'm sure she'll be fine. Diabetes can be managed. I have friends who say they have even forgotten that they have the disease. Exercise is part of a diabetic's routine and they can't be but disciplined to be able to sweat it out for at least one hour a day.

Thanks for this informative hub.


Education for Diabetes 7 years ago

Nice Hub, good quality links too! ;)


hiit 5 years ago

Amazing hub! Thanks for a great post

Ron from http://www.intervalstraining.net

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