Yes it ABSOLUTELY makes a difference to me and us in my and our life.
I spent years not involving other people in my life with diabetes. I met Mr S - himself no stranger to autoimmune conditions, as he's had RA since teenhood - eleven years ago, and over time we have very much together been involved with my diabetes and the way it fits into our lives. We had our third anniversary this year.
He worries (from a blood glucose angle) about the amount of exercise I do, but together we can plan and look ahead and look back on my test results and troubleshoot things that weren't ideal in terms of control.
I'm in charge of the catering here at Chateau Snapsy, and he is on board with what I choose to eat and not eat. He eats the same as me but will add in higher carb options if he wants them.
Having had experience of support versus no support from the other half, I'd definitely want the support. Yes it's my diabetes, but it's a large factor in our lives. And bless him, Mr S really took his time over wondering whether to actually take me on - apparently I'm quite hard work......!
He knows before I do when I'm going low. He can tell when I'm high. He understands that the 'I HATE MY LIFE' moments when my meter tells me I'm anything other than 5.8 are fleeting and that I'll calm down and become more reasonable. And he doesn't bat an eyelid when I order 'the cheeseboard for two, please, but without the biscuits/chutney/quince jam/apple/grapes' just for ME at the pub. While he enjoys his sticky toffee pudding. And custard.
I couldn't be the Snapsy I am without Mr S. He is absolutely smashing, and I count myself incredibly lucky to have him. I waited a long time to find him, and I'm glad I did.