What Is It Like Dating A Type 1 Diabetic Man?
I've not dated another T1 diabetic, but I was diagnosed with T1 at 13, so I've had a variety of relationships. Of course dating a T1 isn't the same as dating people without. We have lots of specific needs. Those needs can be overwhelming to someone without any first hand experience. However, diabetes is part of you and a constant thing in your life. There are ups and downs (far beyond blood glucose readings) and it can seem really scary to those lucky enough not to be experiencing it themselves or to someone they love. When a relationship is still in early days, they need to know what to do should you show symptoms of a low or high, but they also don't need to step in to learn all of the ins and outs. There will be times that your diabetes might call for a slight change in plans, and if they take issue with that they don't deserve to be in your life. Don't try to hide your diabetes from anyone. It's not in any way your fault or a reflection on you as a person. Let dates ask questions if they want to. People are generally very uninformed. A bit of education can do wonders. Be matter of fact with them. Remind them that you take care of yourself, and that it isn't like they'll need to Continue reading >>