Researchers hope semaglutide will offer a better way to control the hidden killer, as some treatments currently available can trigger unexpected weight gain which fuels type 2 diabetes.Results from the phase II trial carried out by the Leicester Diabetes Centre were published in the prestigious JAMA.Ginger: What is one thing you wish you could understand better around diabetes or his diabetes specifically?Heidi: Why there are not better sources for emotional counseling.The word “dating” implies that you, as the non-diabetic, are in the early stages of learning about your partner’s diabetes.While there are many experiences, stories, and perspectives, a woman named Heidi shares her experience in a 2-year relationship with a man who lived with type 1 diabetes.
I hadn’t fallen asleep yet and noticed his body was feverishly hot.Heidi: I felt embarrassed that I did not know or recognize the signs that his blood sugar was low. The knowledge did not change how I felt emotionally. Ginger: Was he open to talking about and teaching you about his diabetes? He wasn’t particularly open to talk about his diabetes.He was diagnosed at age 36 (he is now 44) and I truly feel he wrestles with the drastic changes that life threw at him.Heidi: Low blood sugar numbers are his biggest concern.He doesn’t recognize that his numbers are plummeting until they are in the 60s or lower. I learned to test his blood at night when I would wake up to him in a full body sweat, hot, and twitchy.