Posted by on Tuesday, 15 June 2010

There's Mike, and then there's the diabetes.

Blimey, it really is one long maths lesson isn't it!

Since we started this back in February, there have been a lot of changes in the way that Mike manages his diabetes, which you will know all about if you have been following this blog. We always knew there were a lot of variables, we've always known that it is practically impossible to get it right all of the time; but add in changing the way you use your background insulin and you have yourself a mathematical equation capable of turning your brain inside out every morning.

It is a long process, which has already improved our family life, though it is not yet completed. Maybe it never will be, because as soon as you think you've got it right, something happens to make everything change. I think the thing that has made life better, is our attitude towards Mike's diabetes. We acknowledge it and we talk about it and learn about it. We don't ignore it, and assume that's just the way it is and that things could not improve. Mike is more willing to look for help and try new things, and we are all interested in seeing what works and how it works and what we can do to help.

It is a little bit like having a new family member, because without the regular morning hypos which did affect Mike quite badly, we rarely see Mike and the diabetes together, we see Mike, and he looks after the diabetes and tells us all about it and how it's getting on. Like having a friend that can be a bit annoying sometimes.

Jane

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