I really don't think it's any of our business how her husband deals with his own diabetes, nor is what he does for his type 1.5 really relevant to the discussion at hand. The child is 6. Under the care of the mother. I'm sure if the OP's husband wanted advice he'd ask for it. FFS, the OP's child was just diagnosed less than 2 weeks ago. I'm sure if she needs advice on a spouse and diabetes she may someone with experience (cause none of you all have experience with a spouse with diabetes) OR perhaps they'll get to that topic sometime when the whole rush of diagnosis clears.