I'm a Type One Diabetic, 26 years old. I have had Diabetes
since I was 18 Months Old.
Every couple of years I have a severe hypo. No matter what the Drs or specialist say- it happens. Mine usually happen because I get excited from a special event like a party or birthday. Or because I had a really hectic day and I wasn't as vigilant as I normally am. I have a whole range of other medical problems to deal with - especially Food Allergies
My advice is don't spend your life obsessing over the Hypos, the needles, the crap that Diabetes throws at you. It completely sucks. There are some days you wish that it all would just stop and others when you look around and are grateful that you have the chance to still be here to appreciate it.
It is embarrassing. I had a hypo in the middle of buying my wedding dress.
A lot of money later, and lunch, I finally got up the courage to tell my mother that I couldn't remember actually BUYING the dress, let alone what it looked like. It all worked out and it will just make my wedding that much more of an adventure.
Diabetes is extremely embarrassing. Anyone who tells you otherwise is mostly quoting a text book. There are days when your friends will look at you like you are the freak of the month and others when you will find someone who can appreciate exactly what you are going through.
I once punched an ambulance officer and broke his nose during a hypo. Its these days that I feel lost and confused. You wake up to find everyone being sickly nice to you and you wish it would all stop.
But I look to my Fiance, and best friend and realise that the times that I am not low are worth a few minor set backs on the road to life. I hate hurting him sometimes. He has to deal with all the hypos and the stress
. He takes time off work for my Drs appointments and deals with our family members who complain about my Diabetes. And I love him every day more and more because of it. I have known him for 13 years and he is still here, by my side, supporting me.
I think the best thing you can do is to tell your wife that you love her. She is only worried about what is happening during your hypo and she may feel helpless.
Explain to her why you don't want to see the Hospital (I don't either). I feel as if there is nothing else that can be done after I come around. It's spend a few hours in Hospital feeling like crap, or getting better at home, quicker. Let her know that if the paramedics say you can stay at home, there must be a good reason for it.
And don't hate yourself for having the hypo. The worse thing you can do is feel guilty. Sometimes it feels like you are climbing up a mountain. Instead of stressing about what happened, try to do something different. Your life will never be the same. There will be missed days at work, and embarrassing events. That doesn't make you less of a person.
You have to live your life with Diabetes, and your still trying. Why are you feeling guilty for something you have no control over?