Dating a guy with diabetes
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.
If you’re on insulin, or otherwise susceptible to hypoglycemia, it’s a good idea to let your date know about your diabetes early on.
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However, offering that support shows you care and can provide your partner an emotional lift.
Sometimes I inquire about what my girlfriend’s glucose reading is after a test.
” Whether I like it or not, diabetes is a big part of my life and requires a lot of attention.
As all diabetics deal with their diabetes differently, I cannot generalize this list to all type 1 diabetics. I can joke about my diabetes (a privilege of living with it). I promise you won’t have diabetes when you finish that ice cream sundae. When I say I don’t feel well, it’s (usually) not an attempt to get out of a date. But understand that maybe we need to sit for a little longer until I feel better and can drive or that we need to stop while I test and treat my blood sugar. Depending on my blood sugar, sometimes I have to shift things around such as eating earlier or later than planned.
Maybe these tips apply to you, but maybe they don’t. ” And if I say no to that dessert or piece of pizza, it doesn’t always have to do with my diabetes. When we get to know each other better, maybe you can joke about it too. Low and high blood sugars can leave me feeling pretty icky, but the feelings usually pass. We may have to switch from our plan for pizza if my blood sugar is too high. I thought it would be interesting to provide some tips from the perspective of someone dating a person with diabetes. The more you know, the better you can understand the physical and emotional experiences of your partner.
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.