I am a type 1 diabetic married to a type 1 diabetic. I was diagnosed in 1986, he was diagnosed in 1970. Being married to a diabetic and living life with someone who truely understands has been wonderful. The thing I don't like is being on the otherside and negotiating the walk between trying to control and supporting.
Recently, he was diagnosed with advanced proliferative diabetic retinopathy. We also know that he has some neuropathy in his feet (he unknowingly broke his foot a couple years ago) and inital reduced kidney function. With the advance of the the retinopathy, I wonder what happened with the function of his kidneys. Each doctor has confirmed my concern, but my husband ignores it. I guess ignore is not the right word because he is trying to tighten his control.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi sarah. Don't know if you're still around on juvination but. I was just browsing and saw your comments... My husband is t1...22 yrs. He has only paid attention for the past 14 maybe. He is stage 4 we've had a couple scares .. High potassium can cause heart attack. His eyes... Some swelling and bleeders but so far so good. He insists hes doing everything right. I have my dots there :). But. Mostly he's scared. I think. The best thing we can do is pray and encourage I do my best to hold him accountable. And love him. Which is really hard sometimes :).
married to a t1