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Partner’s Corner

There are many challenges in being a spouse / parent/ sibling to a diabetic.

Nobody ever asks how the partners of those with diabetes are doing and sometimes it’s a difficult job… Each issue we’ll answer one question from a diabetic partner – this time it’s the turn of Christelle. Her husband Gareth has had type 1 diabetes for 17 years and she wants to know how to help him when his blood sugar goes low.

We say...

"Sometimes it's hard to be so close to someone and not know how they feel - this really helped me understand my husband better."
– Christelle, wife to Type 1 diabetic