Type 1 diabetes dating site
As I became more comfortable with my shots and carrying my supplies, I thought all of the issues would subside, but of course, I was wrong. Waking up in someone else’s house with low blood sugar and coming to the realization that normal humans don’t keep juice boxes and fruit snacks on their bedside table…and the little food I had with me wouldn’t do the trick.
These are all questions and experiences I’m waiting to figure out, but until then, Happy Valentine’s to the single (and not) diabetics in the world. I was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of 21, right in the middle of college.Adding insulin shots (eventually a pump), carb counting, and finger pricking to an already self-confidence depleting dating environment was probably not the best idea, but it’s not like I did it to myself.I feel like diabetes is my boyfriend at this point.My testing kit is always accompanying me to dinner, it tends to hangout around my pillow at night, and I can get pretty mad at what it says…Which is the same thing as a boyfriend, right?The most important relationship in my life is with a piece of technology.
It’s attached to my body 24/7 and I can not live without it. The hustle and bustle of Valentine’s Day has me wondering, will this relationship be my only one?
Is it a fun fact, or do you wait until you’re on a date and have to give insulin?
Or do you wait until you experience a high or low with them?
Even wore that fancy shirt that looks great but sort of itches.
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.
He kindly asked me, "Hey, do you want to learn xyz?