Friday, November 30, 2007

Get Well Soon

Life has been interesting around the Webb house for the last week. Stephen's been sick since last Thursday and I've learned a whole lot more about diabetes. If you have diabetes, then even if your blood sugar has been under the best control of your life, a few days of being sick can throw it all off.

I have learned that being sick with diabetes is completely different than just plain being sick because now you're having to keep your blood sugar in check while not being able to eat, throwing up, having no appetite, etc. Your blood sugar level depends a lot on what you eat (or don't eat) and so being sick can have a pretty big impact on you.

Stephen's blood sugar has been so good since we've been married that I'm used to him coming home raving about how good his blood sugar stayed. This week it's been lots of lows and pump alarms going off at all hours of the day and night.... Now don't worry, it's not as bad as it may sound - the pump alarm just warns him when his blood sugar is getting lower than we want - but it's been abnormal for us.

I must say that my amazing husband still maintains a sweet and pleasant attitude even when he's sick. He's been a trooper and doesn't complain at all when he's not feeling well...he's actually been apologizing for being in such a funk, but in all honesty, he's probably the most easy going sick person I know. Thankfully he's definitely on the mend and has been feeling much better. It's just been a different kind of week for us. Hope you guys are staying healthy as the weather gets cooler!

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