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Dating With Type 1 Diabetes

Dating With Type 1 Diabetes

When Tia Deverts told her family that her then-boyfriend, Jim Pettit, had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, they asked, "Are you going to continue to date him?" She replied, "Of course. Why wouldn't I?" Pettit, now 26, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a few months after he turned 21. By then, he and Deverts had been dating for two years. He wasn't at all surprised by her reaction. "She was completely fine with dating someone with diabetes," Jim says. They married in September 2012, and make their home in Arlington, Va. Sysy Morales, 29, of Roanoke, Va., was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 11. Like the Pettits, her story of dating with diabetes has a happy ending: She's been married to Alex Munoz for four years, and they have 3-year-old twins, a boy and a girl. Others, however, say that dating with diabetes isn't always easy. In her blog, "The Girl's Guide to Diabetes," Morales writes that a lot of that difficulty may be in your head. When you have type 1 diabetes, for instance, you're afraid that a love interest won't see you as sexy, especially if you have an insulin pump attached to your body. Dating With Diabetes: True Confessions The biggest issue for those with diabetes is often when to tell the person they're dating about their disease. On the first date? Only after it looks like your relationship may be going somewhere? Before you're about to walk down the aisle? Morales says it wasn't an issue for her. She'd known Munoz since they were in middle school, and though they didn't actually start dating until after college, he already knew she had type 1 diabetes. When they were just friends, Morales says, Munoz didn't really know what living with diabetes was like. When they started dating, she says, he wanted to know all that he could and took it up Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Dating Free Dating, Singles And Personals

Diabetes And Dating Free Dating, Singles And Personals

Type 2 diabetes management is a three-legged stool. The legs are diet, exercise and medication; for real stability you need all three. But unlike a stool, some people are able to reduce or eliminate the medication "leg" by putting enough effort into a healthy diet and sufficient physical activity. The factor that is the biggest problem in dating is food, but it isn't that hard to cope with dietary restrictions -- because the major restriction isn't what you can eat but how much of certain things you can have. Fast food places are always a problem, but with a little education and experience you can learn which menu items are best; you can also just decide that you won't eat the complete serving, especially with high-carbohydrate foods. Buffets are like a two-edged sword: all those tempting choices (not to mention "all you can eat"), but usually you can find plenty of lower-carbohydrate items. With full-service restaurants or when eating at home, check the carbohydrate count if it's given or just look for the healthier items and/or smaller portions. If necessary, take along your medication so you can take a dose at your regular time. (With some oral medications, it's advisable to take them about 30 minutes before eating; you can always carry bottled water in your car and take them before meeting your date.) Suggest dating activities that actually involve some physical activity. And it isn't all that difficult, because it all adds up. Just walking from the car to the cineplex to see a popular movie counts -- and if the place is busy, you'll probably have to park more than a few steps from the ticket window anyway. (The Dark Knight Rises, or any other movie showing at the same multi-screen theater, should mean a packed parking lot so you're almost certain to have to park s Continue reading >>

4 Specialized Dating Sites For People With Health Concerns

4 Specialized Dating Sites For People With Health Concerns

4 Specialized Dating Sites for People With Health Concerns 4 Specialized Dating Sites for People With Health Concerns Online dating is now a $2 billion business. Whether youre looking for Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now, there are plenty of dating websites and apps to find him. But what do you do if youre looking for something a little more...specific? Online dating is now a $2 billion business. Whether youre looking for Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now, there are plenty of dating websites and apps to find him. But what do you do if youre looking for something a little more...specific? For people with certain health conditions or concerns, it can be hard to meet new people on traditional sites like OkCupid and Tinder because they might worry about how soon to tell their potential partners about their diagnosis. Thats just one of the many reasons Olivia Cantu and her mother, Kristen Fitzpatrick, started SpectrumSingles.com , a dating and social media site for people on the autism spectrum . People with autism may be worried about the perceived stigma surrounding their diagnosis or just the awkwardness of telling someone about it on a non-autistic dating site, Cantu told Buzzfeed News. Do I tell them Im autistic from the beginning? Will they still like me after they find out? RELATED: 10 Tips for Dating With Depression Both Cantu and Fitzpatrick are on the spectrum, and while there are already plenty of online communities for people with autism, the mother-daughter duo were disappointed to find that none of the website owners actually have the disorder. We wanted to create a website that brought together people on the spectrum for dating and friendships, but also be able to differentiate peoples spectrum traits, Cantu told BuzzFeed News. On Spectrum Singles, users with similar attr Continue reading >>

The Diabetic Dating Thing

The Diabetic Dating Thing

Oh dear, I am so underqualified to write this post -- seeing as how I haven't actually dated in what, 20 years or so? (Gads, that makes me feel old). But I'm going to write it anyway, because it's an important topic and I'm curious what you all think. I realize how hard it must be. A first date... a dinner. An offer of dessert? A necessary shot, or a protruding pump, an unexpected low... Even if we don't talk about it, we feel different. Because it's invisible, yet all-consuming. Lots of people have shared their angst with me... Even star triathlete Jay Hewitt told me that he kept his diabetes hidden for eight years, because he was worried the girls who might date him would run screaming from some projected lifetime of health problems. ("I was driven to prove that I was physically fit — that diabetes was not some albatross.") The other day I got an email from a guy named Joseph asking about a decent online dating network for diabetics ages 21-40. "They have fantastic groups on MySpace for diabetics... but the oldest kids in there are like 18 :)" he writes. He read my earlier post about a service called Prescription4Love, but found it not specific enough to diabetes. I'd guess many PWDs would feel the same about a new one along the same lines called Disability Love (not to mention the wheelchair in the logo, which many of us can't relate to.) Joseph shares: "I date a lot and like any other normal 31 year old have had my share of both long and short relationships... despite very deep love I shared with some of them, NO ONE (and not even family members) can understand what a diabetic deals with except another diabetic. I have found that the few diabetics I have met that are in similar situations as I am (single, young, professional, etc) choose to hide the fact that they Continue reading >>

3 Diabetes Dating Sites – A Review

3 Diabetes Dating Sites – A Review

An irreverent look at online dating for those who know their way around insulin. If you have diabetes and want to find someone else who knows a thing or two about insulin, you’ve probably found that apps like Tinder, okCupid, and Grindr just aren’t the best places to message a potential beau. Here’s a list of some online dating sites for the Type 1 romantics: Diabetic Date Diabetic Date is the most traditional website for going out with someone with Type 1. Features of the site include how-to dating articles and an “advanced wink system” (similar to poking on Facebook). When you initially sign up for the site, you can enroll in the free, basic membership. However, flirtations are limited to winking at other online singles, so no chat or messaging. If you decide to pay the $6.95 monthly fee for the premium account to message a pancreatically faulty person back, you should be warned that Diabetic Date does not offer refunds, so don’t expect to see your money again. The homepage is adorned with a slideshow of corny date jokes and tips. I don’t know that I’d trust their suggestions though; apparently, a gentleman should arrive on time, not incessantly message after a date, and not discuss his favorite sex positions. Great to know, thanks. There are quite a bit of spam warnings, and account verification simply means having a valid email, so security is questionable. And though I suggest the site designers invest in a resident proofer to correct the surplus of typographical errors, Diabetic Date ranks as the Match.com for people with diabetes. Diabetes Dating Site The services that Diabetes Dating Site offers are spelled out pretty perfectly in their title, so props for being straightforward, but my immediate concern with the website was the seemingly exclusiv Continue reading >>

Diabetic Dating Site

Diabetic Dating Site

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Just a brain burst. Wouldn't it be great to meet people who understand . Hey lets go to a movie and. Low carb snack after. I do need to add to the profile, gay male 70. Please come to the front of the line if interested. Sorry my northern humor. This was just for fun. Fraser, theres been others that mentioned seeking a partner, so you may have started something here..well done. I'm keen to see the interests you list ...carb counting? This is actually a serious niche market apparently - I heard of sites for celiacs and vegetarians and even one for American women seeking British men (taking an accent fetish a bit far, but never mind) ... We could start a business here! Whether or not you just intended it to be funny, you may have a good idea there. There is a lot to be said for hanging out with someone who already understand the D lifestyle, especially if you are a low-carber. Much less need to educate someone. Maybe they could all get together and go on the cruise to Alaska next summer? I've been watching a Chinese dating TV program with sub titles. "Are You The One" Approx 24 women interview one token male seeking a date who quite often fails to get one woman to accept a date with him. Really enjoying the different accents which must represent different zones like in most large countries. The women are absolutely beautiful , petite & forthright . I wonder why is it so hard for people to meet like kind. I'm not sure it happened in the " olden days", so with the population explosion one would imagine it would be easier, yet that is not so. I've been discussing this with my friend, especially ho Continue reading >>

Diabetes, Dating, And Long Term Relationships : Diabetic Community : Diabetes Community From The Diabetic Network

Diabetes, Dating, And Long Term Relationships : Diabetic Community : Diabetes Community From The Diabetic Network

diabetes, dating, and long term relationships Hi everyone, I am new to this site, forum, or any forum for that matter. I am a male that has had type 1 diabetes for 26 years now, a few complications but not that bad health wise considering the 26 year history with this disease. many fluctuations in everyday life as all of you reading this knows. well, having some recent problems with dating, realtionships. my ex-girlfriend and i after 4 years together have broken up about 10 months ago and many issues were the cause of the breakup. but i am now having difficulty explaining and going thru the whole gammut of meeting a woman that can understand and try to work with me with this disease, along with normal daily life. went thru allot in the past with relationships and things seem to be much more difficult. i am looking for woman diabetic friends not just for advice on relationships but just to share daily experiences with the diabetes and just everyday life in general.i would love to hear from you. 29. RE: diabetes, dating, and long term relationships 28. RE: diabetes, dating, and long term relationships Relation ships is hard for people with certain disease such as Diabetes. But if you are really focus on your diet, and daily habits with an understanding partner things are not that difficult to manager. The right partner is the one who accepts you and love you with all your flaws and short comings, and you be the kind of person who is bigger and larger than life with good character despite of this disease. Which makes it that much easier for your partner to be around with you. 1. RE: diabetes, dating, and long term relationships I am a single middle aged woman (in a committed relationship, I might hasten to add) but would agree that dating and diabetes are tough companions Continue reading >>

Diabetes Dating Site For All Sweet People Like You

Diabetes Dating Site For All Sweet People Like You

Living with Diabetes Can Take its Toll.Sharing Your Life with People WhoUnderstand You Is What Gets You Through it. Meet Them Right Here, Right Now and You'll Be Over the Moon! Enjoy lots of great features available for you to try! Diabetes Dating Site For All Sweet People Like You Diabetes Dating Site - you might ask why? Well, here are some answers. The usual opinion is that we are all equal as human beings and that we share the same experiences. But someone said that there are two kingdoms on Earth, one is for the healthy and the other one for the sick people. It can be easily translated into one kingdom for diabetic people, and the other one for everybody else. It is more than natural that a man or a woman suffering from diabetes would like to share thoughts, emotions, sexuality and life with someone alike. If you are not diabetic than you might ask yourself why is that such an issue. Well, if you have to measure your sugar levels every day sometimes several times a day, when you need insulin injections or insulin pumps (if you are insulin dependent), when you need to take care about your nutrition- in a meticulous way, it is more than understandable why should you look for someone who shares your daily concerns. Diabetes is a chronic condition and it demands a certain lifestyle. Planning family, children or something else it doesn't matter it could be with more smiles and more joy. You will not regret visiting Diabetes Dating Site, not a bit. You will find out you are not alone and that there are many young and old, tall, big, bold, curly men and women from any race and background with whom you will be able to share and find out what you have been looking and fantasized about all the time. That is the reason why Diabetes Dating Site will become your best friend. D Continue reading >>

Diabetes & Dating: To Date Or Not To Date

Diabetes & Dating: To Date Or Not To Date

A question we get asked all the time: Should I date someone if I have diabetes? or Should I date someone who has diabetes? Take a look at these Diabetes & Relationship stats: Relationships are tough in this day and age. With approximately 60 percent of all marriages ending in divorce, does diabetes stack the deck against you in a committed, long-term relationship? When Dennis contacted The Diabetes Council last week, he was concerned that dating Susan with Type 1 diabetes may not a good idea. He didn’t know if he could handle her having a low blood sugar during their time together, and he worried that his own fear of needles would make him too squeamish to deal with the day-to-day aspects of diabetes care. Dennis and Susan have only been out on three dates. Dennis enjoyed his time with Susan, and wanted to see if they could have a future together. However, it was at the end of the third date when Susan informed Dennis about her diabetes. Dennis had been at a loss for words since finding out about Susan’s diagnosis. He was ashamed to say that he had not called her in three days. So what kind of advice should we give Dennis? Although we may not be in the position to give him an answer as to whether or not he should date Susan, what kind of relationship advice might be helpful in this situation? For starters, if Dennis wants to pursue a future relationship with Susan, he should ask himself just how much he cares about her, and whether or not he thinks that he is capable of supporting someone with diabetes through the long haul of life. If the answer is yes, then a diagnosis of diabetes should not preclude Dennis from pursuing a relationship with Susan. If the answer is no, then Susan is better off without Dennis. As a person with diabetes, Susan will need someone who i Continue reading >>

Match.com - Find Singles With Match.com's Online Dating Personals Service

Match.com - Find Singles With Match.com's Online Dating Personals Service

Dating A Diabetic By Sascha Rothchild met Matt at a poker game. He was the perfect mix of hipster and nerd, attentive and aloof, confident yet realistic. The following week, when we were on the phone planning our first date, I suggested a restaurant because of its excellent sangria. He said, “I can’t drink sangria.” I thought, Oh great; another guy in recovery. There are a lot of them in Los Angeles. Then he said he was a type 1 diabetic, and there’s too much sugar in sangria. Could I handle dating a person with a health issue? When Matt told me he had diabetes, I immediately thought of Wilford Brimley and all those diabetes commercials. Then I thought about the commercials for countless other scary-sounding diseases. IBS. Parkinson’s. I’m lucky enough to be healthy and come from a healthy family, so I knew little about chronic illness. And since I’m only in my thirties, I’d never thought about my stance on dating someone with a medical condition, because I never had to. Was I really willing to step into a relationship with someone with health issues when love is hard enough healthy? After thinking about all the earlier dating red flags I’d managed to overlook — men who were chronically unemployed, chain-smoked or listened to awful smooth jazz — I decided diabetes wasn’t a reason to cancel. After all, it was just one date. I needed more information before I could decide whether this would be a deal-breaker for a long-term relationship. Doing my medical research As soon as I started doing my research, I realized that I knew nothing about diabetes except that in disaster movies there’s always someone who needs insulin immediately or else this person will die. Con Air. Dog Day Afternoon. Panic Room. TV taught me that diabetics are always overweigh Continue reading >>

Dating And Type 1 Diabetes

Dating And Type 1 Diabetes

Socializing, friends, and close relationships are very important to anyone – with or without diabetes. Telling dates about your diabetes isn’t always easy, and how and when you tell them is a personal decision. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 7, MiniMed Ambassador, Dakota, has had diabetes for 12+ years. Hear how he’s approaching the dating scene with diabetes. Q. When do you usually tell the person you’re dating or your friends about your diabetes? A. I have never been shy about living with diabetes, and am always happy to talk about it with anyone who will listen. Usually the person I am dating already knows about my diabetes, as I am usually pretty open about talking about it with people. If they don’t know, the question I most often get asked about is my insulin pump on my side. They’re curious to know what it is. Q. How do you usually tell the person? A. Usually, I say I have type 1 diabetes, and have had it for over 12 years, since January 3rd, 2003. Then it is a lot of questions and answers back and forth until the other person feels they understand enough. Q. How much do you share about your diabetes? A. I tell a significant other or someone I care about just about everything there is to know about living with type 1. In my eyes, there is no reason to hold anything back and I want to be very open with the other person. I do my best to educate others so they have a better understanding of diabetes and what’s going on if I have a high or low BG. The only difference between you and me is I wear my pancreas on the outside of my body. Q. What is the biggest challenge in telling someone about your diabetes? A. Trying to right the wrongs they have been told about diabetes. For example, most people think just because you have diabetes, you cannot eat Continue reading >>

Dating With Diabetes

Dating With Diabetes

Dating is hard enough on its own. How will you dress? What should you say? Where will you go? But when you have diabetes, dating comes with another set of difficulties. Heres how to navigate the most common questions and challenges. Its up to you to decide when to share your health information. These questions can help you make a decision:If you dont share, what could the consequences be? If the roles were reversed, what would you want? Remember, most people are caring and curious. Dont worry if your date asks a lot of questionsthats a good sign. Keep your initial explanation quick and basic. For example, you could say, I have diabetes, so I have to watch what I eat. I check my blood glucose daily. You might want to go over everything at once to get it out of the way. Or, you can explain things little by little as your relationship goes on. Either way, be open. Dont shy away from sharing your feelings, and ask your love interest how he or she feels about your diabetes, too. Itll help you bond and put you both on the same page. Remember, if youre comfortable, your partner will be, too. Finally, remind your date that you can do anything anyone else can as long as you manage your condition. If youre dining out, suggest a restaurant with a lot of options so there will be something you can eat. Try to plan the date at your regular mealtime, and make a reservation so you wont wait for a table. If you have to make a date later than usual, have a piece of fruit or a serving of starch from that meal early. Alcohol is a common part of dating, whether youre just grabbing drinks or having wine with a meal. Before you drink, ask yourhealth care providerif its OK. Some medications require special care with alcohol, and your health care provider might adjust your treatment if you dri Continue reading >>

Single, Diabetic + Looking For Love

Single, Diabetic + Looking For Love

I went into college as a non-diabetic and in the middle of my sophomore year was diagnosed at the age of 20. Talk about a change of EVERYTHING. Going out, dating and relationships are tricky when youre in your early twenties and navigating through the world of college. The trickiness only escalates when youre a single 20-year-old and a diabetic. I hid my diabetes from everyone because I was ashamed and I thought they would treat me differently.I wanted secrecy and I wanted to be alone because it was easier for me. I kept myself from dating for a while because one, I didnt want to explain diabetes and how to take care of me if I dropped low or went super high. However, that is no way to live. Through all my trials and tribulations Ive come out with a few funny stories and many single diabetic girl lessons; out of my embarrassment comes wisdom. GOING OUT: When I became brave enough to wear clothing that might show my insulin pump, I decided to go out to a bar with my friends. I was wearing a crop top and had my pump clipped to my shorts. I was having a pretty good time despite the fact that I had been asked more than oncewhat I had clipped to me orwhy I had diabetes whena bouncer grabbed me and asked why I had a wire attached to me. A wire? Had this guy been drinking on the job? Nope, it was my insulin pump, I told him. He mistook it for a wire and thought I was undercover. He did this in front of a ton of people, and when I had to shout it was an insulin pump, thatI was diabetic, I started to cry.I was humiliated. Looking back I should have shrugged it off and not let it affect me, but I was new to the lifestyle and was stillslightly ashamed. My lesson from this story: own your diabetes and make that pump a fashion statement! Those whocall you out for it, arent people y Continue reading >>

Diabetic Dating And Online Personals At Diabeticdate.com

Diabetic Dating And Online Personals At Diabeticdate.com

dating service that caters to people that have diabetes and of course, any other singles interested in finding that special someone start meeting like minded individuals who are looking for friendship, dating and more! Show up on time. It is a first warning sign of disrespect for a woman. Smell nice and have a fresh breath (a little bit of aftershave will do the trick). Talking only about diabetes will bore her to death. She probably knows all about it. Ask questions, ask questions and even more questions. Keep her interested. Be funny but show her your serious side also. Don't call her or send emails 5 times a day. For her to be into you, she needs to be away from you for some time. Women love anticipation and surprises. Don't talk about your ex on first date, or talk about "sexual positions" that you prefer. Relax and just enjoy the night. He is probably stressed too thinking if this diabetic personals thing will work. One thing that will make him focus on you is nice, but not artificial smile. Talk about diabetic dating and how easy would it be to control each others diabetes. Don't open up too much at first date. An Enigmatic woman drives men wild. Use your body language as much as you can, especially if you really like him. Don't laugh histerically at every thing he says. He'll run away even before the dinner is over. Don't talk about your ex on first date, and how every man on the face of this earth is a liar. Continue reading >>

Dating & Diabetes: 10 Things You Need To Know

Dating & Diabetes: 10 Things You Need To Know

You’re out on a first date. You are kinda digging this person. You’ve had a great time together. But, instead of wondering whether to lean in for the goodnight kiss, hug, or the awkward pat on the back, you’re busy thinking about when and how you should disclose that you have diabetes. Or, maybe you are just wondering if you should do it at all. Or maybe your sugar is low and you have no choice but to explain why you sound like you are not making any sense. But, you hesitate. You wouldn’t want to scare off your new potential life partner, would you? Diabetes is 24/7. As much as it would be lovely to take some time off for date night, it isn’t going to happen. It is the annoying third wheel. Get used to it. Diabetes isn’t WHO you are, but it sure as heck is a decent sized chunk of you, and it should never be a taboo topic. The more uncomfortable you are with your diabetes, the more uncomfortable your date will be with it. Asking questions like, “Is this too weird for you?” or better yet, “Can you handle dating someone with a disease?” is not going to put anyone at ease. Anyone stressing about disclosing his or her diabetes, take heart – although there is no set rule book for sharing your diabetic life for the first time with a potential love connection, there are some tips you can follow to ensure a smooth transition from “It’s a pleasure to meet you” to “I have diabetes.” Here are 10’s DO’s for Diabetic Dating: Don’t feel like you have to tell your date at a certain time or after a certain number of dates. Instead, tell him or her when it feels right. That means you don’t need to reveal it during introductions or even on your first date, but the longer you wait, the harder it becomes. The biggest concern most people with diabetes Continue reading >>

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