My girlfriend and I have been dating since January now. She told me about her diabetes before and what it is. I had a diabetes scare just last month where I passed out and was shaking and the doctors ran some tests and said it was a chance I have diabetes. Turns out I don't but for a few days while I was waiting for the results it scared me.. I cant even imagine what she must go through. I am seventeen and she is sixteen by the way. I just really realized how serious and how hard it must be to live with it. I also realized how uninformed I am. Like after reading about it I really don't know what to do if she is suffering a low or high. Or what if she goes into a diabetic seizure.. it scares me to think about if she goes into a seizure and me not knowing what to do..I want to talk to her about it. About what I need to know. What I need to do if she does go into a seizure. We had prom last night and I realized she was having to go to the bathroom alot and was really thirsty I kept trying to be a good boyfriend and got her drinks. I realized she was going through a high maybe and wanted to help her. It's things like that, that I'd like to know so I can help her. I want to sit her down and talk to her about it. About what I do if she goes into a seizure, how she feels about having diabtetes. (she once told me she feels kind of bad for having it) I want her to know that I care about her, that I'm here to support her and she can be open about it with me. How should I do this?
i agree with ^ KaHeeLee its good to be informed about what you should do if your girlfriend got sick and it was only you two. talk to her and ask her what you should do, and then talk to her parents. my boyfriend has allergies and has told me how to help him with his Epi Pen if he were too sick to do it himself and we were alone.
Just tell her what you told us. Just tell her that you want to know how you can help her and that you really care about her so you want to know more about what is going on with her. You could even ask her parents about it if you've met them already. I think she'd be happy to tell you about it.