Dating a guy with diabetes
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In my relationship I have learned to be more flexible in my meal/snack schedule, but we have also communicated that to each other that if one person is hungry and the other isn’t (or can’t eat at that particular time), then it is acceptable to go our separate ways.
Some people will naturally be more receptive to your diabetes than others.
It’s common for people with diabetes to worry about what their date will make of their diabetes, questions may include: In the most cases the worries are unfounded and you’ll tend to find that the more you can accept your own diabetes, the better the chances that your date will be able to.
Diabetes can lead to ups and downs in sugar levels and this can be reflected in emotions at times.
Your date may appreciate some reassurance that an occasional change in mood is not uncommon and that you are in control.