First of all of I don't think Leanne would have any problem with the little things that diabetes does to me. I wake up a half hour earlier than I should so that I can have a healthy breakfast and be ready for the day that is ahead. I could see her doing this everyday, I think hard work is one of the traits that we do share. I don't believe I would get up with her however, I would probably stay asleep and get up a bit later. I believe that I would encourage and support any athletic endeavor that she would want to tackle. I like to see her succeed, she works her butt off and I believe the same would hold true if she had diabetes.
I believe I would not be as laid back as I am if Leanne had diabetes. I know that she worries constantly and I believe I would do the same. I can't imagine what it is like waking up at 3am hearing your spouse in the kitchen with a low blood sugar, I would probably go crazy if her CGM beeped as much as mine does in the night. I would probably run and grab food but as time went on I would get pissed and poke her and tell her to fix it. This is where I would be a horrible diabetes caregiver, I don't have the patience. One low or high blood sugar snap from Leanne and I would lose it. I would probably say something like "If you could control your blood sugar you wouldn't yell at me" obviously that is no good. I would probably get pissed with the strict meal times, I'd be selfish and plan a nice dinner one night for 7 and she'd need a snack at 6 to make it to 7. Again I'd be pissed and say "Why do I even try to do something nice if you're just going to eat before we go out"
I think everyone gets the idea, I honestly don't know what I would do. Writing this blog has opened my eyes to how much of an ass I can be and how I should do more of the little things to be a better diabetic. I feel very lucky that I have one of the best caregivers, I need to remember that.
(Don't worry as far as I know Leanne and I are not fighting, this blog was not written as a way to apologize for something that I have done....but may be used in the future for just that reason!!)