my boyfriend has type 1

By vijsha Latest Reply 2012-02-19 07:45:04 -0600
Started 2012-02-17 23:20:56 -0600

my boyfriend who is 25 now was diagnosed with type 1dm 4 yrs back. we wud b marrying soon. plz help me out, i hav few queries. i want to kno if he can hav a normal complication free long life. i really love him n wish to b with him for my entire life. wat is d life expectancy, can he hav a long healthy life, he is taking good care of himself n we together r managing his diabetes n diabetes management has become a part of our daily routine. i also want to kno that wat are d chances that our kids can hav dm 1 also. he says he is fine with him having dm1 but he doesnt want it to pass on to our kids. plz tell me, can a type1 dm parent hav normal kids.
howevr my biggest worry is that i want him to b with me always, i cant afford to lose him, i'm too scared, can he also live long and happy? i'm alwys thr for him…

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vijsha 2012-02-19 07:45:04 -0600 Report

thank you all, aftr hearing to u all, i'm feeling grt :) frm now on i'l b regualrly in touch with all u wonderful ppl here, u all r a grt source of motivation and moreover i'l learn so many thyngs from all of u thru which i can help him out evn more :) thanks, god bless :)

GabbyPA 2012-02-18 11:58:58 -0600 Report

The key to having a long and healthy life is making good and healthy choices. It is great that you are here to learn, because that will be a great asset to his healthy life. There is not much that a type 1 cannot do with a little planning. As long as you can be a part of the success of his lifestyle and not pull him down into a "come on, just one time" mentality, you guys will do great.

Love, true love will be the best thing because you will be looking out for him as much or more than he does.

Congratulations! You can have a long and happy life. Just check out our member here Richard...he has been type 1 for over 60 years!! He has no complications and is a great inspiration to many of us here.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2012-02-18 10:50:11 -0600 Report

He can live a long an uncomplicated life as long as he doesn't get hit by a car. In other words, the D does not need to control his life. It makes things easier if you both are willing to follow a healthy diabetic diet. Blessings to you. Jim

vijsha 2012-02-18 00:51:40 -0600 Report

yup i'm sure n we r marrying soon :) looking forward to b together n i'm glad to hav him as my life patner :)))

pixsidust 2012-02-18 00:45:05 -0600 Report

I am the type of person who gets attached to people
There are some type 1 folks who I love here,
so I am believeing long life for them all

He can live a very long life if he takes care…
Look at Rich­ard1­57 's profile. He is a type 1 diagnosed 66 years ago.
You could have diabetic children…and they could be healthy.

The question I ask you… Are you really a strong woman
or are you a nervous and scared girl?
If you love this man enough to commit to him no matter what
These questions won't matter because you will live life
and each day in the moment treasuring the gift you have
and not worry about what you may not have.
If you can't be that person then be fair to yourselves
to find whose right for each of you.

Be helpful and learn all you can
Come here often and join the family here
Your future home should be Diabetic friendly through and through
The meal plan is healthy, so everyone should be on it
It will help him stay on track…so he can life a lifetime with his future bride

jayabee52 2012-02-18 13:56:36 -0600 Report

Exellent reply Christy! You took some of what I would tell her (about Richard) right out of my mouth. And your other question about committing to him was spot on! Probably better than I would say it (if I would even have thought of it). Excellent reply all around Christy!

vijsha 2012-02-18 00:42:31 -0600 Report

no no i hav no doubts abt marrying him, we r gettin married vry soon. i love him enough that i wudnt let these thyngs come btween our love. i was just worried as i dont kno much n havent had ny interaction with type 1 ppl earlier. my only concern is that i cant see him in pain evr n i dont want to lose him ever. i want to help him out n b his strength…

melissa1987 2012-02-18 00:35:21 -0600 Report

It is genetic but it's not always passed on. I have 2 brothers and a sister that do not have it. I have type 1 n my father is a type 2… It runs in family's but not all the time n what I learned being a diabetic for about 5 months is that you can live a long healthy life if you look after your self and if you really love him I don't understand why you are questioning on getting married just because he's a diabetic . I don't get it

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