Dating a guy with diabetes
But if you do ever find yourself dating a T1D, it might help to keep these in mind. Don’t assume I can’t eat something with sugar in it. There are other reasons I turn down food, you know, because I don’t like it or I’m trying to watch my girlish figure. I know part of dating is finding common ground, but if I tell you I have diabetes, please don’t regale me with tales of your grandma or her friend who also had diabetes and then had to have her foot amputated. If you know we’re going to be out for a long time, give me a heads up so that I can make sure I have enough insulin/supplies/snacks/etc. Rather than ask my exes, I found a good list on the American Diabetes Association’s website that I wanted to include here. It helps to share that common bond and provides comfort to your partner in discussing his/her feelings if they are going through extreme shifts in their blood sugar levels for example.2. Gauging how involved you should become in your partner’s blood glucose and meal planning can be difficult.I appreciate the concern, but let me tell you what I can and cannot eat. I’m all for spontaneity, but I just need to make sure that I’m prepared. Some partners might not want that much involvement, and others do.Years ago, a former coworker who was pretty by-the-book about relationships confessed to me that she and her (now-husband) took an impromptu trip to a tropical island just a few weeks into dating.I couldn't believe she would take that kind of chance, and yet, she was so excited retelling the story. The most interesting thing I've done lately is see my boyfriend's grandmother perform in a local opera.It’s important that whoever I am dating understands what it means to have and manage diabetes, and the sooner they know that, the better.So I decided to put together a short list, 6 tips for dating this diabetic. But also remember that sometimes when I don’t feel well it has nothing to do with my diabetes. I think that when dating someone with diabetes, it’s important to plan ahead, but also be flexible.Diabetes can lead to ups and downs in sugar levels and this can be reflected in emotions at times.
Sometimes I inquire about what my girlfriend’s glucose reading is after a test. Fw-300 #ya-qn-sort h2 /* Breadcrumb */ #ya-question-breadcrumb #ya-question-breadcrumb i #ya-question-breadcrumb a #bc .ya-q-full-text, .ya-q-text #ya-question-detail h1 html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-text html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] #ya-question-detail h1, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] #ya-question-detail h1 /* Trending Now */ /* Center Rail */ #ya-center-rail .profile-banner-default .ya-ba-title #Stencil . Bgc-lgr .tupwrap .comment-text /* Right Rail */ #Stencil . Fw-300 .qstn-title #ya-trending-questions-show-more, #ya-related-questions-show-more #ya-trending-questions-more, #ya-related-questions-more /* DMROS */ .Whether you find dating fun or whether it sends your nerves into a flurry, diabetes is one extra thing you may need to think about when dating but all in all it shouldn't get in the way.We run through some of things you may want to consider when making the most of your dating experience with diabetes.