Type 1 diabetes.

By channji Latest Reply 2012-03-20 08:06:28 -0500
Started 2012-03-05 11:40:29 -0600

I am from New Delhi India. I want to know.

1) Should a type 1 person go for marriage? If yes.

2) Whether he/she should marry a type 1 diabetes person or he/she can marry a non-diabetes person.

3)What is good * to marry a type 1 diabetic person or * to marry a
non- diabetic person.

12 replies

dietcherry 2012-03-17 18:44:28 -0500 Report

Every marriage is a crapshoot regardless. Even when a spouse enters in a marriage sincerely thinking they can handle the unique challenges of D, the reality of dealing with it can be overwhelming, especially if they themselves have always enjoyed good health.
All any of us can do is take the best care of ourselves that we can capably can and hope and pray that it is enough for the other one cuz the wolf is ALWAYS at the door.

jayabee52 2012-03-20 05:00:02 -0500 Report

you reminded me that the first child born to my mom and dad was a son who had spina biffida. They had no clue that their firstborn son would be so afflicted. That was back in the late 1940s and medical science had no idea how to deal with a child so afflicted. They didn't know about shunts to the brain draining off the fluid which collected in the sac surrounding the brain so at 9 mos little Ronnie died.

Mom's step mother was a RN, and counseled them not to have any more children
because "they'd all come out that way". Fortunately mom and dad didn't take that counsel and they had 5 more children (including me) all healthy.

lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2012-03-20 07:53:53 -0500 Report

You have words of wisdom! My first marriage was 7 1/2 yrs and I wasen't fat, didn't have diabeties had 2 beautiful children husban still ran around, and was abusive.As long as you take care of yourself I don't see that it matters either

jayabee52 2012-03-05 20:14:08 -0600 Report

Howdy channji! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!
I see no reason a T1, or any other type of Person With Diabetes (PWD) should not marry. Do you have a choice of a PWD and a nonPWD as a marriage partner? That's great for you, you smoothie!

This is just MY preference for ME . . . . I have many "medical challenges" and I have found that people who have other medical challenges are generally more accepting of my medical challenges in return. In 2009 I married my bride "Jem" who had many many serious medical challenges. Sharing some of the same challenges, I believe strengthened our relationship greatly.

Unfortunately she had so many potentially deadly challenges, that in July 2010 one or more of them "took" her from me. She went to sleep one night and I couldn't wake her in the morning. She had already become cold overnight. that was hard to discover her like that, but I am glad she went peacefully in her own bed with all her things around her, not in some noisy hospital!

She was a special lady and my life was enriched by knowing her and being with her. (her friends and family said she said the same of me.)

Now I am talking with a lady who has cerebal palsy, thinking of getting together with her, eventually. Right now she is 1800+ mi away from me here in Las Vegas. She is talking about coming to LV this coming April.

But back to your question: ")What is good * to marry a type 1 diabetic person or * to marry a non- diabetic person."[?] If you have maintained your health, and have no major complications, there are no reasons I see to avoid either type of person (or even a t2 either).

Blessings to you and yours

James Baker

Las Vegas NV

Traceyrb 2012-03-05 13:43:07 -0600 Report

I'm a type 1 diabeteic and have been for 34 years (I'm 49). I was married, divorced and now married again. I don't see any problem with getting married simply because you're a diabetic. I will say I think its important for the other person to know ahead of time that you're a diabetic and important for them to understand the disease. Its always good to have people in your corner who understand and can help if needed but it is vitally important for you to understand this is your disease and you're in control.

channji 2012-03-11 10:15:02 -0500 Report

Factually, my daughter who is 26 years old an MBA(Finance and Marketing) and is very active at her work. n India generally the marriages are arranged by parents, of-course withe the consent of children. Thus, we are in search of a suitable match for her. During this process some proposal which were nearing to finalization did not concluded after the other side came to know that she is a Person with Diabetes and that too Type 1 injecting insulin .

Therefore before going ahead in matter I wanted to know, in medical terms, whether there are more chances of transmitting of the disease in the next generation. in the case :
(1) When both male and female are Type1 diabetic.
(2) When one of them is Type 1 diabetic and the other is a non-diabetic.

If any one by experience, knowledge or study has an answer then please guide.


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