Should 2 people with diabetes date and marry?I recently overheard a conversion in the waiting room at my endo's office which first made me angry and then made me think. A teenage girl commented on how cute a boy was in the waiting room. The mother's comment was, "Honey, this is not the place to pick up boys. The last thing you should do is marry another diabetic."
It instantly made me angry, and I can't quit explain why. Was she implying that someone with diabetes was less than worthy? I know the risk of children becoming diabetic is higher, but is that enough of a reason? No one understands better what it is like than another person with the disease. And there is no guarantee 2 people with no history, won't have a child who develops diabetes. My parents had no history. Not to mention with diabetes quickly on the rise, soon it will be hard to find someone who's family has not been touched by this illness.
But I think it made me upset, because it made me think about my own dating life. Will someone question whether or not to commit to me, because of all the possible complications associated with it or the constant working around shots or low blood sugars? I mean if you love someone, you love the whole person without exception I hope.
What do you think?