not if it means having to live with another "me" ! lol
It would be kind of absurd to not date with Type 1 diabetics. But if this idea just came because of current struggles you are having with your D you better focus on that. In my opinion it can be empowering to share the experience of D. On the other hand the pairing of two people with one leg does not enable them to walk again. So it might be better to combine different strengths and weaknesses. This way one partner can carry the other in harder times. In my opinion a good relationship is based on common ground spiced-up with differences in how to approach the way ahead. If your partner is really interested in you he will become very good in diabetes management. The questions is if you can accept to be challenged by the healthy Type 3 diabetic at home. This will be even more true with a Type 1 diabetic.
woah woah woah! Holger, It was just a fun question! I am actually having zero struggles with my diabetes. I actually 100% agree with you about how it can be empowering to share the experience with someone of betes, whether its a great friend, significant other, or just family. People I have dated in my past have become amazing at helping and understanding my diabetes. Ive never had a struggle with it, but I am very open and honest with my diabetes. It is who I am! I, myself, wouldn't even hesitate to date another person with diabetes. I was just curious what other people thought and whether they would see it as supportive or more of a risk.
it is a fun question!! i do like to look at the "down/fun" side! both having a low at the same time.both being crabby from being high or just one being crabby high and the other saying" go check your sugar". or being on different ends of the eating spectrum."are you really going to eat that" its your turn to go to the pharmacy! i see myself being on the receiving end of the could be doing better blah blah at family get together s! the possibilities are endless!. lol d friends are great just not sure i want to live with them!!
having to grow up with mom was bad enough for me i see no good ending in having another d person around for a extended time!! lol
Sure I would. I don't personally know anyone else with T1 so it would be nice to have someone to talk to face-to-face. Someone who knew what I meant when I felt certain things because of diabetes. I've dated plenty of women who just couldn't handle dating someone with T1 and I think it might be a nice change to date someone who knows what she's getting into from the beginning.
Would not at all be a problem. In fact, we could help each other out, which would be the obvious benefit.
Sure, why not. Although I could see where dating someone who does not take care of himself would be potentially problematic. I mean, in any relationship, at least one person has to play the adult. In a relationship between adults, they should take turns being the responsible one--no one should always get to goof off. But when someone isn't taking care of their health, the other one would have to be the adult way too much, and that could strain the relationship into breakage.
interesting.curious to know how the criteria for one or the other not caring for themselves would be set?
Recently at the divorce lawyer:
She: he was an underachiever!
He: she was a control freak!
Lawyer: with an A1c difference of 1% I see irreconcilable differences!
If I wasn't at work, I'd be laughing a lot.