The Boyfriend/Girlfriend Guide to Caring for Someone with Type 1

Congratulations! You're dating someone amazing, funny, beautiful and strong, who also has Type 1. If you are feeling overwhelmed or worried, there is no need. Here are tips that can help you take care of your significant other and the essentials in diabetes care that are a must-know!

A T1D Love Story

I’ll never forget the moment Ryan tested my blood sugar for the first time. It was early in our relationship; early enough that my stomach still did backflips whenever he called or texted; so early that I still checked my teeth for food any time he left the room. In fact, our relationship was new enough that — had he been anyone else — I would not have yet shared the news that I have Type 1 diabetes.

First Dates

“Do you have Type 1?” he asks. “Is that a pump?” I light up inside. How does he know to even ask it that way? Most people just say, “Do you have diabetes or something?”

Love, Yoga & Insulin

My diagnosis wasn’t the reason we divorced, but it certainly didn’t help. My husband and I lived harmoniously for well over 15 years. But then I was diagnosed with diabetes.

Dating – When to Introduce Type 1 to the Relationship

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!