Perspectives

Perspectives

Diabetes and Life

Perspectives

Soon after meeting my wife, Sarah, I noticed her little pager sticking out of her jeans pocket, though this one was different, because it had a small tube? She ultimately told me what her insulin pump was by telling me about a young girl’s curiosity about it -- the little one was in Sarah’s Girl Scout troop and had asked what it was. I really didn’t think a thing about it other than how incredible it was that the little green box took care of her.

At the time I was clueless about diabetes.

A Husband's Tale - What I Have Learned About Diabetes

Perspectives

I have learned so much about diabetes since Brandy and I met back in 1996.  I was completely clueless when we met, even asking her, “Are you so important that you need a pager?”.  Little did I know at the time that it was her pancreas (insulin pump).  Brandy’s outlook on having diabetes has always been positive from the moment that I met her, so I never saw it as an obstacle in our relationship.

Diabetes and Marriage

Perspectives

My experience having a wife with type 1 diabetes is not so different from any other marriage, with the exception of having a complicated, treacherous side kick along for the ride.  My wife, Anna, was upfront with me regarding her type 1 diabetes from early on in our relationship. I realized right away what a burden it is to tell a boyfriend that you have a serious, life altering issue, knowing full well that it might scare off a lot of guys.