Sandy Floyd, caregiver for her husband, Vince, who has had type 1 diabetes since he was six-months-old, blogs about coping with diabetes and leaning on each other. Read My Bio

Sandy Floyd is a caregiver for her husband, Vince, who has had type 1 diabetes since he was six-months-old. Now an adult in his 30s, Vince has been dealing with severe complications including diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy. A few years ago, it became unsafe for Vince to work. He takes numerous medications for his neuropathy and often struggles with side effects. This is the story of how Sandy and Vince cope with diabetes and lean on each other. While they are at such a young age dealing with many things that some people may never have to deal with in their lifetime, they are there for each other and try to take it one day at a time.

Sandy's Latest Posts

  • Trying To Keep It All Up

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    Blogs Topic: Mental

    I am stressed—to the max...again. It’s never ending. I am tired, mentally and physically. Very few people understand what I have on my...

  • Why I Walk

    Friday, November 15, 2013

    Blogs Topic: Advocacy

    I started walking each year for Vince and his brother John, who also have type 1. The reason might be obvious—to find a cure—but, to be...

  • The Ways I Help My Husband

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Blogs Topic: Mental

    My husband, Vince, has multiple complications from his diabetes. He has developed neuropathy, retinopathy, and hypoglycemic unawareness. Due to these...

  • Unable to Rest

    Thursday, September 12, 2013


    I will never forget that night, several years ago. It was the most traumatic event I have ever had as the wife of a type 1 diabetic. It was about...