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When my husband was first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, I would ask him his "numbers" every time he tested himself. I quickly realized that this was stressing him out in a situation that was already very stressful because my reaction often reinforced his anxiety. Now, I never ask. I let him tell me, and he does. As a result, we are both more relaxed about his health. (His A1C was 6.1 last time it was checked. He's doing great!)

When he was diagnosed with diabetes, his A1C was over 13 so his A1C reassures us both that he's truly taking care of himself.
- Submitted by SRCECIL 7/19/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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CGFIELD 7/26/2011 10:37:00 AM

    I'm in total agreement with this, but I also know that if no one is paying attention to me I'm apt to pay no attention to me either. I sometimes need someone to rattle my cage.

On the other hand, I once had a pharmacist ask me what my morning BS was when I went to pick up my Metformin prescription. I told him where he could go with that question.
1CRAZYDOG 7/19/2011 11:52:00 AM

    Excellent advice! When I was first diagnosed, my DH and DD would stand right over my shoulder as I was doing my morning FBS. Drove me nuts! I made a deal that if they didn't bug me by doing that, I'd tell them my blood sugars when I was READY TO! Well, they kept their work, I kept mine and the stressing about it stopped. I don't mind telling them now!

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