Dating a girl with diabetes
They get a lot of attention when they’re kids, then it just drops off completely," she says.
The findings of the study suggest that a patient’s personal relationships can affect their diabetes and that doctors should ask patients how things are going at home.
Worry about future complications was a second major concern, with patients expressing the need for support without blame from their partners.
Other challenges that emerged in the discussions included issues around exercise and weight control and “wrestling with insurance companies.” “The cumulative toll of management may be more than the sum of individual stressors,” Trief and her colleagues write.
Here’s the low-down on discussing diabetes with your date.‘Often, teenagers and young adults have the most concerns,’ says Dowling.
March 15, 2013 -- Fears about low blood sugar and future complications are major issues for married couples in which one partner has type 1 diabetes, a small study shows.
Emotionally, most patients expressed positive feelings toward the level of support they received from their spouse and a sense that the condition had brought them closer together.
What it’s Like to Date Someone Else with Type 1 Weighing the pros and cons of having a partner who also lacks a working pancreas. Blood sugar management provides an early opportunity to test how supportive potential partners can be.