Hi Mamo, sometimes family might not understand a lot about diabetes for different reasons. Some might not want to face health issues so they live in denial as you say. That's when their problem can end up being part of your problem. Being in denial is one way to face the unknown. You have to explain why you cannot eat this or that. He can eat it because his body processes it normally (well, probably - has he tested his own blood glucose?), but your body can't. That's simple, so you eat what you can and you take meds. No one should make a big deal out of it. Do you have diabetes or don't you? Some doctors will say "borderline" or "prediabetic" - mostly terms used many years ago - if the blood sugar readings are under a certain number. So, what's the definition of "diabetic"? Someone who uses insulin? Someone who uses other medicine like metformin to help control the blood sugar? Someone who uses diet to control it? What about someone who's insulin resistant? I think it's beside the point to quibble on a name. The point is all of us who fit into those categories have impaired pancreas that do not fuction the way it's supposed to. So, maybe your doctor uses his own definition as to what "diabetic" means. You know that if you don't watch what you eat (a lot of carbs) or don't take your meds that your blood sugar will go very high. That will cause organ damage over a long period of time. Arguing whether you name that as "diabetic" is pointless. You need to explain to your husband that this is going to be a new lifelong way of eating and to stop being obsessed with what you can't eat and if you learn what to eat you'll be off meds. (Of course, I mean this should be a conversation, not an argument!) In my house, it's not a big deal in the least. They know it's my new way of eating; they do eat their carbs and I don't. We make food for everyone and not everyone eats everything on the table. Fortunately, we don't have young children!
about being tired, this can be attributed to many things: your sleep, your meds, low blood sugar, fibromyalgia or other conditons going on in your life. Monitor your blood sugar. Speak to your doctor about your fatigue if it continues and is out of the ordinary. Check back with us. :)