Start Dating someone with type 1 diabetes

Dating someone with type 1 diabetes

You get educated, your worries are eased, and it shows that you care. The biggest concern most people with diabetes have is that a date will stop liking them once diabetes is in the picture.

If you’re stressing about when to tell your date about your diabetes (or whether you should keep it a secret after all), take heart: “There’s no rule book you don’t know about,” says William Polonsky, Ph D, CDE, a psychologist, diabetes educator, and founder and CEO of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute.

Your comfort level, your date, and a dozen other factors will influence how and when you tell.

You’ve thought of everything—except how to divulge your diabetes.

But ultimately, if this person is someone you spend a lot of time with and want to spend the rest of your life with, it is important to determine if you can handle what it takes for a healthy future. I cannot tell you how many times Chris will share a reading with me, and I will ask, "Is that good?

If you’re on another medication routine then you may have more time and freedom to choose the right moment.

If you inject then it’s a good idea to explain your need to inject at a convenient time as some people may be squeamish about needles.

When you decide to tell your date about your diabetes will be partly influenced by your personal preference and may be influenced by your medication regime.