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As a single, 25 year old female living with Type 1 diabetes, dating is definitely impacted a little bit my disease....

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Comment by abra on November 15, 2011 at 6:36pm

Thanks, Ginger. As a recently diagnosed, t1, single gal in her mid-20s, this was very helpful and awesome to hear!

Comment by Brunetta on August 10, 2011 at 8:01pm
yYou are confident and well lsspoken, Ginger,. KUDOS to you for your information and your inspiring attiude!! as a type 1, happily single but dating diabetic, I have never hbidden my diabetes from any one I dated. But back in the preMDI days where you only shot up in the morning before breakfast and there were no glucometers, I could have easily hidden it, but I chose not to with those lucky guys who did get a third or ffourth date(lol),

Now I generally share as you do, as a part of WHO I am, as is like my quirkiness, my faith and my optimism. I find more peiole who think that diabetes is a disease tha will definitely render you blind, on dialysis, or footlessd amd am amazed that I am not fat, not sickly, or on disability at 56. Si it has kind of worked to my advantage as I am considered kind of "unique" as a diabetic who is actually healthy...I tell them as much as they would like to know. If they are put off, i just politely cross them off my list and catch the next train (lol).

God Bless,
Comment by Ginger Vieira on August 8, 2011 at 12:44pm
Wow -- Fabiana, I wouldn't even know HOW to hide my diabetes! I'm glad you keep it out in the open now :) And I'm gld you're okay after that experience!
Comment by angjojeff on August 3, 2011 at 12:53pm
Awesome video. You have an immense amount of confidence and a great attitude. You are definitely an inspiration for young women with diabetes.
Comment by Fabiana Couto on August 2, 2011 at 10:40pm
Super nice :) Love your perspective, Ginger.... Few years ago I was dating someone and I hided diabetes from him. So, one day I took off the pump for this date and gave myself an excuse "oh, well! i can give my self shots just for today, i may need a break" So, through the night I had a really bad hyperglycemia (500 something) and the final result was worse because then I was feeling sooo bad and he thought I was not interested, or bored, well, he took my sudden lack of bright and enthusiasm as something personal, and i can tell i learned the lesson... It is STILL hard to pump and check my blood sugar in front of my "new" date because there is a huge lack of awareness about diabetes out there... They may think you gonna die, hehe... But now I definitely bring it to the table asap!! Tks for the video!!
Comment by kphil06 on August 2, 2011 at 7:31am
great video!



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