When you have a chronic disease like diabetes, dating becomes even more complicated. Try explaining to your date why you have to run to the bathroom to test your blood sugar before a meal, count carbs during dinner, or eat before you go for a walk. Here are a few tips to make the dating experience more compatible with your condition. Two websites where you can meet other people with diabetes are DiabeticDate. You can peruse profiles of other singles with diabetes on both these sites for free. When you set up a date through these or other dating sites, always arrange to meet in a public place.
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Dating a Man with Diabetes: An Editorial
Dating someone new is always stressful, and even more so when you have Type 1 diabetes. True of both T1Ds and non-T1Ds, how much information to reveal at what time in the relationship is a tricky balance — not unlike T1D management itself! Think back to when you were first diagnosed. Chances are, you knew very little about Type 1 diabetes, or at least a lot less than you do now. It was overwhelming and scary considering the abundance of information being thrown at you all at once. All of these new terms, facts and routines can be almost as overwhelming to those close to you.