you know the saying... one can't have their cake and eat it too.
It sounds bad saying I wouldn't.....especially as I am a type 1 diabetic. But I met a great guy and he confessed to being a type 1 too....and oh my god it was the worst 3 months of my life! he was a great guy but a bad diabetic! What ever his doctor told him he knew better, and he was either really high blood sugar levels or I was scrapping him off the floor when he was passed out. But it gave me a really good insight into what a nightmare I can be when my diabetes is going badly! so at least I learnt a couple of things.....one you need to look after your health and two I'm a complete bitch! :)
roflmao!! exactly! lol
oh wow! sadly to say this cracked me up! :)
i had a hard time getting back into social situations after T1 dx just after my 21st birthday... big lifestyle changer... dating was the last thing that i felt comfortable doing and it took awhile. personally ive never met a T1 my age, so i never even considered it.
FYI - in a great relationship now, and was it awkward when i had to explain i had something attatched to me and that i was actually diabetic... hahha she took it VERY well in stride and wanted to learn more..
the best part is when we go places she carries a snack and my supplies in her purse!
I've heard of men marrying women for their money, but for their purse space? LOL
lol well heck!! i never thought of that.and i know some woman with big purses!
Lucky! Ive never found a guy to carry the supplies in his purse so I can carry a cute lil clutch! ha. But I completely understand what you went through. I remember when i starting dating how awkward it was to share, then again I also was prob in middle school. Now it is the first thing people know about me. I wear my pump around with no thought and care in the world to hide it.
I am glad you have found a wonderful gf who understands and helps out! Hopefully more people will see that it is no biggie!
If a man wants to go out with me on a day hike, he'd better offer to carry my D-BAG in his pack! (Just kidding...wouldn't part with it.)
Think of it this way: diabetic women will always have a large enough bag with them for LOTS of "mad money".
As for me I would date a person with Type 1 but my dating days are waaay over. I've been married to the same man now for 28 years this June. His mom was a Type 2 on insulin so I just felt he would know what to do for me if I went crazy (u know how we get right???) and bless him he has!
downside? Each of you will have a one in 20 chance of your child having diabetes alone, together, you're pushing those chances up to one in ten, if my math is right. something to be aware of... but maybe we will have a cure by the time the little ones come around...
Our Daughter who is 23 now is a Type 1 herself. She became a Type 1 at 11. She is now the proud mother of 3 small kids herself (my g-kids!!!