Diabetes and Dating

By Latest Reply 2013-02-14 23:38:57 -0600
Started 2010-02-01 23:13:04 -0600

It seems that almost everybody on here is married so I have no idea if I will get a response..lol But i wanted to know if the single people here volunteer their diabetes upfront or wait a while. I have had dates that were very understanding when I do not eat dessert or drink that alcoholic drink or they see my Med bracelet. Then I have had a couple who told me they couldn't handle the possible eye sight loss or other problems. Has anyone else experienced such things?

210 replies

snuggles11 2013-02-14 23:00:50 -0600 Report

This is true !
I'm 55 and just found out a couple of weeks ago
Getting all the knowledge I can
Good luck

mom08 2010-02-16 21:38:57 -0600 Report

i have had no problems talking about my shots and testing. The problem i run into is that they dont every remember and keep asking my if i want sweets. I have learned that if they dont want to talk about it, it is b/c they dont understand.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-16 21:44:47 -0600 Report

They just forget when they offer us sweets—-, everyone has their own issues and depend on US to remind them that sweets are a no-no—-but I drink water, tea, crackers/cheese in mod amts. and yack away, mainly why I am there anyway!! Haha—PR

moon74 2013-02-14 23:38:57 -0600 Report

I love it when they tell me if I would not eat the candy bars, I would not have diabetes. And then in the next breath say would you like bread and butter with your meal. lol

mom08 2010-02-16 21:38:56 -0600 Report

i have had no problems talking about my shots and testing. The problem i run into is that they dont every remember and keep asking my if i want sweets. I have learned that if they dont want to talk about it, it is b/c they dont understand. I am newly single and even when i was not i told and if they could not deal with then they can keep walking. That is how i stay alive

coley2331 2010-02-16 21:06:21 -0600 Report

I usually find that the other person asks me about it. I wear a pump so they tend to ask, "What's that?" They usually listen very intently because a lot of people still don't know anything about it. I'll sit and explain all the things that I have to do and what could happen, but I always make sure to tell them thatsome of those things, like the sight loss, only happens if I don't take care of myself. A lot of them understand and are thankful that I've explained it to them. I've never had anyone stop talking to me or anything about it. But like any disease, tell them what it intails for you, what could happen if you stop taking care of yourself, but insure them that you don't want it to happen so you do everything in your power to stop it from possibly becoming a problem and they seem much more settled about it all.

Anonymous 2010-02-15 23:09:43 -0600 Report

hey craigw48, i'm different and they accepted me here, blue skin, lamp and all, so it don't matter join in :-)

cc9 2010-02-15 23:36:34 -0600 Report

thats bec we r sucking up to u to get u to grant us three wishes. lol.

Anonymous 2010-02-16 07:23:33 -0600 Report

it always comes down to the wishes doesn't it,
maybe i'll start a chat show, call it " make a wish with the genie " or something :-) (LOL)

Craigw48 2010-02-15 16:08:38 -0600 Report

I had some difficulty when a bit younger. In school the kids would laugh and teae me because I was different then them. When I had to take a shot and would go through the procedure to do so and do it privaticy. I would usually have someone looking for me and come right in on me given my shot and would freak out of what I was doing. When at the restaurants I would order something that was fitting for my diet I follow and would get raze about that. I had situations when at parties that people would look at me without a drink and think I was strang. Even with a diet drink they would look at me different or strange. Recently, I had a woman that turn against me because of having ED because of my diabeties. That was the worse, because of that and not wanting to work with me on it. So all in all I had my share of bad feelings and hurts.

cc9 2010-02-15 16:20:55 -0600 Report

oh thats awful. i cant imagine what it must feel like to be so excluded because of your diabetes. i hope you will gain positive expereinces here. welcome.

jayabee52 2010-02-15 19:16:14 -0600 Report

You are MOST WELCOME here Craig.
I didn't have D as a kid, but I got teased a lot about other things. I have ED too. My first wife took it personally as if she didn't turn me on. My new bride is OK with it.
So there are good women out there. Just as there good men too. It just takes a bit of sorting.

Hope you join in on other discussions. DC is a good place to be.

Blessings to you

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-15 23:03:08 -0600 Report

I was teased unmercifully in grade school because I was dark complected, and also had a red spot between my eyes that would really flash red—-if they could make me mad—which didn't take much! So anything that kids can find that makes you different in some way—-guess it is good training for later in life, learn to cope with the teasing as soon as you can, because it never stops!! That is just LIFE!! Pat R

bet54 2010-02-15 09:57:11 -0600 Report

I have dated and I let them up front that I am a diabetic mainly incase of an enmergency. So they are a where. If they can't handle it then he not the one for me. I have to have someone who cares for me in good health or not. I gues that is why I am a lone. I come first before any relationship can start. Betty

Sue10 2010-02-15 07:40:08 -0600 Report

I usually do not tell anyone I am a diabetic unless they keep trying to force the dessert or drink on me.

Zinderella 2010-02-14 18:56:02 -0600 Report

i currently have not experienced this because I have not had any dates something to think about if a guy or a woman is expecting perfection in life they should go marry a plastic doll or one of those manequins in the store window any dates for me send the info my way as this Zinderella is tired of sitting by herself and my Prince Charming turned out to be a frog !!!!! Zinderella

micheledeem 2010-02-14 17:39:08 -0600 Report

Sometimes when I inform dates that I'm diabetic they tend to baby me or get scared that I would have a complication
while I'm with them. When they do that tells me that they can't handle that I'm diabetic,

vonda quick
vonda quick 2010-02-14 17:15:39 -0600 Report

im single my husband left me said he didnt want 2 have 2 take care of me i was 30 than now im 54 had that good man , hepassed away 2 yrs back , i knowhow u feel

Sweet Mo
Sweet Mo 2010-02-14 14:24:32 -0600 Report

Man, either my putor is broke or this site censored half my post. It was actually pretty good. But, it came out sounding bad the way it was chopped up and I had to delete it…Sorry

susan ellen
susan ellen 2010-02-14 14:22:18 -0600 Report

I was married 20 years. Everything was fine when I was working, but after 6 strokes, and becoming disabled, he tried to control things, especially my diabetes. My mind was not affected! 5 years after my strokes he said he no longer loved me! I guess he did'nt believe the marriage vows!! He divorced me 2005. I am progressing slowly but surely!! Hopefully soon I will be walking with my quad cane. I hate my wheelchair!! My plans are to get drivers rehab, work again,return to nursing after re taking my entrance exam, it has been 13 years.When I first was told I had "juvenile" diabetes,1964, my grandma told me not to tell anyone.Very soon I knew I had to make it known!! I have been in assisted livings the past 5 years, and people have learned about diabetes from me. I would someday like to get involved with a man but I am quite leery!

cc9 2010-02-15 01:01:22 -0600 Report

susan please dont get disheartened. it is horrid what happened to your marriage but there are many men out there who are sensitive and caring.

evie242430 2010-02-14 12:36:29 -0600 Report

So far, I have been upfront about my diabetes, and I let him know what I can or cannot eat, what I need to be careful with , and if I've having a bad day. He has been understanding and a little misinformed about diabetes. So, it' s nice to be able to re-educate people on all the new things that I learn, too. I think instead of being scared off, if it's the right person they should be encouraged to learn and to help you when you need, especially in the supportive role. Encouraging healthy eating and exercise..the fun stuff.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2010-02-14 10:43:15 -0600 Report

I have been on both sides of the "Dating & Diabetes" issue. For 10 years I had a gentleman friend who had been Type 1 since he was 7. This was in the 80s when testing meant using Bg Chemstrips that were not accurate. He also had epilepsy that only poked its nose when his glucose levels were very low. We parted, not because of health issues, but because he couldn't deal with my advancement into administration, and I couldn't deal with his being a night person while I was a morning person. Parting was sad, but necessary. Health was never a problem, just a challenege.

I was diagnosed 11 years ago. After another "failed" relationship I looked online for a match. In a short period of time I found my soul mate, and we have been married for 3 years. I'm 67. I was up front about all my medical conditions (as was he) because at our age, life is too short and we needed to see all the cards relating to each other. While my diabetes remains in excellent control, he has stepped in to provide excellent care when I had a knee replacement and other little medical emergencies.

My employment did not change because of the diagnosis, and I've worked as the boss where my employees had both Type 1 and 2. One has to make accommodations, but that's no big deal to an intelligent administration team.

Crashnot 2010-02-14 10:27:43 -0600 Report

If I'm going to be doing anything other than meeting a date for dinner, I tell him. And it's saved me a few times over the years!

For instance I went to the Gran Prix car race in Toronto and started to pass out in the stands. The fellow I went with managed to find someone selling something besides beer, (actually got one of those in the process!) until I was coherent enough to dig something out of my purse.

Another guy, who I thought was a serious long-term prospect, dumped me by admitting his mother was concerned about him marrying and trying to have children with someone with a hereditary health condition.

Long story short? Tell them. If they can't handle your condition up front after a short education on it, they are going to have issues long term.

I finally met a man who listened to everything I told him about it and how to deal with it. We are married with two very healthy children now, and he catches my low sugar episodes before I do!

Lisa in Ontario

Zinderella 2010-02-14 10:15:00 -0600 Report

Well for one thing I haven't had a date in ages I am currently separated from my husband he never calls me although he knows I am diabetic I think it is wiser to date someone who is diabetic also as they would be more understanding and what I would like to see happen is adiabetic alcoholic drink for diabetics only am I only dreaming not that I am a big drinker any single diabetics out there email me at Kathyrn at Kmartellmackenzie@yahoo.com.sg small Diabetic grandmother 55 still looking for Mr.Right Kind and considerate and understanding… is that too much to ask in this day and age??? Zinderella

jayabee52 2010-02-15 00:28:07 -0600 Report

Howdy Kathyrn
Roy is right, you need to be careful even here. In fact it is not a good idea to post your email on a public discussion board such as this. You never know who can see it (or a "bot" program finds it) and you may have all kinds of unwanted attention and emails (aka SPAM).

You CAN REMOVE your email address in your post by clicking the green link that says [Edit your reply] and then click the highlighted text in the box that pops up (or you will lose ALL your post if you start typing while highlighted -bummer!-) find what you want to change and highlight it. then type in the changes you want.

You might want to ask in your edit that a fella wants to communice with you invite you to friends and contact you through your DC mailbox. You can exchange email addresses there, away from prying eyes. Of course you'll have to accept friend requests for that to work. That is, of course, up to you.

My new bride and I met through a site called Dating4Disabled.com. Diabetes is one of the things they list as a disability. There is NO COST whatsoever. to use the service. There is another no cost dating site I have used called Plentyoffish.com. (don't remember if there is one f or 2 in the middle) That one is for the general dating population.

Best of luck in your search. Kathyrn

MAYS 2010-02-15 08:21:13 -0600 Report

Posting contact info can be unsafe for many other reasons aside from creeps, your e.mail box can and at times will be bombarded with so much email it will become annoying, just a word of caution, be careful !

" Mays "

Shark 2010-02-14 07:58:54 -0600 Report

Hi there…

Your post made me laugh and remember. I know laugh doesn't really seem the right word but looking back on my life it's the best term to use.

Several years ago, my then fiance and I split. I started on the dating scene about a year later and tried on-line dating. After several discouraging dates I met this guy who seemed great. We met at a local restaurant, had great conversation and seemed to connect. Once it was time for dessert, he strangly pushed the issue because they "have the best desserts in town!" After 5 min or so of telling him I was no longer hungry (had not mentioned my diabetes), I finally got tired of the begging and told him. He quickly…and I mean like flicking a light-switch…said "I can't handle this…my mother died about 6 months ago from complications from diabetes" - he pulled out his wallet, paid the bill…gave me money for a cab and left! To say I was floored would be an understatement.

A few years later (2004)…I met my current husband (on-line) and he is the best person in the world I could be with. I spent many nights meeting the wrong person but there was a plan for me and being patient in waiting…he finally came into my life. He has learned everything about my diabetes and how it affects me.

What I can tell you is be up front. Not so much so that you say it instantly but it will come out in a conversation. Do not let the opportunity pass you…any man worth your time will not be frightened off or turned off by diabetes. And finally…the one thing I can tell you…

Good luck.

cc9 2010-02-15 08:10:53 -0600 Report

shark thanks for sharing your story. i am happy you have such a wonderful man beside you and sharing life's many adventures and discoveries.

mythiclover62 2010-02-18 12:00:36 -0600 Report

Hey Shark,
Glad to hear you didn't get scared away from the dating scene because of someone elses insecurities. He obviously was the right one. Glad you found him in your future searches. Good luck to both of you!

amberk 2010-02-14 07:35:54 -0600 Report

I was on a date ( my first one) with this person and when I told them I had diabetes they shunned me. I felt awful. But when I think about this now the person wasn't worth it. If they can't handle my diabetes then they shouldn't be apart of my life.

To answer your question, I say tell up front. If they can't handle it. It is their problem not yours.

steely 2010-02-14 07:32:39 -0600 Report

Diabetes is such a large intregal part of my life, I always tell everyone I meet that I am diabetic. If I were to start a relationship with someone, it is always going to be part of my life, so therefore it will be part of his. I have no shame or hang ups about diabetes and I want them to see that. I take care of myself and my diabetes and if that is a problem, I'd rather know about it before we become involved.

mythiclover62 2010-02-18 11:55:57 -0600 Report

Hi Steely,
Great attitude about your diabetes and dating. Good luck to you in finding a partner. Most people accept our disease. The world is getting better informed and there are not so many myths and untruths floating around.

josan43 2010-02-14 07:16:25 -0600 Report

Having diabetis is like having over active bladder or gout. Mention it during the conversation prior to accepting a date. Offer the knowledge that we have a schedule as to food. Like newspaper editors. We can be a little flexible, but ther is a deadline.

Roy531 2010-02-14 07:27:33 -0600 Report

I have resolved myself not to date. I guess out of fear of meeting someone like my ex. She left a very bitter taste and just cannot get past it, and too old to have to put up with it.

snuggles11 2013-02-14 22:29:10 -0600 Report

I'm really sorry to hear this. !
I really feel you should talk to someone !
Don't want to ever feel this way !

cc9 2010-02-15 08:07:22 -0600 Report

roy a life lived in fear is a life half lived, mate. she is only one person and there are many women out there who are considerate and sensitive and capable of loving. if you shy away from relationships then she has ruined you. love conquers all. and you my friend deserves love.

Roy531 2010-02-15 08:10:27 -0600 Report

Thank you, but just like with a woman that has been abused it is hard to trust anybody. I wasn't phyically abused but mentally and emotionally abused.

Me2 2010-02-28 13:41:45 -0600 Report

I've been there too, but I won't let stop me from dating as that gives power to the one who emotionally abused you in the past. By closing yourself off from dating you could be passing up the best thing that ever happened to you. Sorry for your heart ache. I know the feeling.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-01 13:12:46 -0600 Report

Roy, with your loving compassion shown on these sites, you are slowing coming out of it, I bet—and will someday find THE ONE, when you least expect it. That is what I told our daughter, and she did—(Frankly I was surprised, as my feelings were so jumbled up, but thankful that the 3rd time around has worked!) Hang in there! Pat R

feather 2010-02-14 05:58:21 -0600 Report

I use to dance folkloric dances and always considered myself strong legged. My husband and I would walk everywhere prefering it to driving in many cases. Just tonight walking from our home to our favorite restaurant for our early Valentines celebration on Saturday I could barely make it. Quietly I said to my hubby you might have to trade me in soon because I can barely walk anymore my legs hurt so much. He lovingly said no I will never trade you in Ill just have to wheel you. He loves me for better or worse forever in sickness or in health til death do us part. Thats the kind of relationship you should seek. Someone that will go the distance with you. Love is the answer. When we married 39 years ago. We did not know I would become a diabetic we were just in love. My husband has been ill the last 10 years with heart problems,cancer of the throat, and a car accident which resulted in brain injury. I never once thought of not being with him forever and now he is in complete recovery ready to take care of me with whatever it takes. I know you will find the right person just remember love conquers all.

PANTOUS 2010-02-14 03:44:20 -0600 Report

I got diabetes when I was only 17 years old and thought who is going to want to marry me?? But one day while I was working at a store, a guy came up to talk to me. We started to date and I told him from day one that I had diabetes and it's a good thing cause one day he saved my life. We were chilling out at his house when I passed out. he picked me up and brought me to the hospital ( it was right across the street from his house) My blood sugar was 20!! If I didn't tell him he might have thought I was just tired from working and going to school. We have been together now for 16 years, married for 11 years. If you find the right person it won't matter. Good luck.

mythiclover62 2010-02-18 11:51:33 -0600 Report

Hi Pantous,
Great attitude! I wish you the best. I was diagnosed when I was 6 years old. I am now 47 and let the woman I am dating, or interested in, know right off the bat.

8monkeypaws 2010-02-14 01:31:47 -0600 Report

Yes, I think people are scared to get involved with someone who has a pump or Diabetes for that matter. I was involved with a woman for 12 years-I am a lesbian- and she just up and left because of me being a Diabetic.(And some other things!) I think they are afraid of having to take care of someone —-but, I think "For better or for worse". I always say, "There are other things much worse than being a Diabetic!" By the way, I am a professional 48 years old and have been a Diabetic for 36 years and have had a pump for 18 years. My health is pretty good and I am now looking for a new girlfriend!! Anyone interested!!!

jayabee52 2010-02-14 02:39:30 -0600 Report

Howdy 8monkeypaws!


That's an interesting handle. I'd be interested in learning what that means to you.

I know what you mean, monkeypaws. I got dumped from a 25 year marriage in large part due to my ex not wanting to take care of me if my health got to the point I was incapacitated. I think it was mostly an excuse. But that's what she told some college friends. Best wishes on your search for a new GF.

Hope to see more of you in the discussions

navywife 2010-02-13 23:20:55 -0600 Report

I am no longer a navy wife due to his indiscretions, so I have been dating for a little over a year now. I wait until I have dinner with my dates. I just take out the meter and let it be as nonchalant as possible as I begin measuring my insulin. If you make a big deal out of it beforehand, it usually tears apart a great beginning.

jayabee52 2010-02-14 00:41:45 -0600 Report

Oh, I'm sorry that you had to go through that NavyWife.
I know first hand the pain of having a cheating spouse. (My 1st son from her is active Navy).

Haven't seen you on DC for a while, welcome back! Hope to see more of you, again soon!

Best wishes on finding a good man. I hope you find a match as good as I found in my bride Jem.


mythiclover62 2010-02-18 11:48:17 -0600 Report

Hi Navywife,
My ex cheated on me too. I figure her loss. I am a hardworking and intelligent man. I don't shirk my responsibilities and she has learned that maybe her attitude was the one that needed adjusting.
Good luck in your endeavors and don't let some jerk ruin your attitude about the rest of the good men out here.

Me2 2010-02-13 22:29:34 -0600 Report

Personally, I don't reveal my medical problems on the first date. I wait for a time when I feel the relationship might go to the next level, then do the telling. If it scares them away, then so be it, but I don't believe it's their business to know on the first, 2nd, 3rd date. Of course, that is just my opinion. Everyone has their own reasons for telling/not telling on a first date.

carmelinna 2010-02-13 23:09:39 -0600 Report

well i been a diabetic since 1989 i was only 19 years of age im 45 now and let me tell my friend it had not stop me from dating and yes i would say as soon as posible because who ever is gonna date has to know this condition just in case anything happens to you, some people worried but is best they know if they really like u that should not be an obsticle because we can still live a very normal and active life your friend carmelinna

jayabee52 2010-02-14 00:30:09 -0600 Report

Welcome, carmelinna to Diabetic connect.
You're right. I don't tell right out of the box, on the first contact, but after 2 or 3 exchanges (most of my dating was online before I married the lady in my profile pic.) I figured if they were turned off, it's best I get that out in the open so IF there was a rejection I would not be so emotionally invested in that person. That was the way I looked at it.

Hope to see you around. Should you have any questions or need anything just ask someone. Usually someone will answer or try to find one for you.


Me2 2010-02-28 13:37:25 -0600 Report

Good point Carmellina. Just in case something should happen to you, they'd know what was wrong.

mythiclover62 2010-02-13 21:10:41 -0600 Report

I have always been upfront about my having diabetes. I am 47 and have had type 1 for 41 years. I have never really been told that there was any concern about having it. I have dated a couple of women who have had experience with family members of theirs that have had it or had been caregivers to people with diabetes.

mythiclover62 2010-02-13 21:15:18 -0600 Report

People are more than likely to help you out in difficult times, but as a whole being a diabetic has not stopped or slowed me down. I am just as able bodied and fit as someone that does not have diabetes. Just knowing how to take care of yourself and your diabetes is what has to be addressed.

Jaine 2010-02-13 21:00:54 -0600 Report

I have Type 2 Diabetes, osteoarthritis, AND I'm a recovering alcoholic!! Yep! A triple whammy! lol I've not felt the need to tell all of that to a man on a FIRST date. It would be overwhelming to some, I'm sure. If I'm asked,"Are you sure you don't want a drink/dessert?" I simply reply,"Yes, thank you, I'm sure, but don't let that stop YOU from enjoying one."
When I'm comfortable enough, I will tell exactly why I refused.
Most people don't know a lot about diabetes. Once a person knows your situation and is educated about it, they will be accommodating an helpful IF they care about you. If not, move on, honey!! I've been with a wonderful man for 4 years. Once he foundout about my alcoholism, he quit drinking. He even buys me Russell Stover sugar-free chocolates. :)

jayabee52 2010-02-13 23:51:47 -0600 Report

Howdy Jaine
Sounds like he's a keeper! If a man gives up drinking to support your sobriety it's great. The SF chocolates are nice too because he's trying to support your needs.

Hope to see you around the discussion boards

pblond 2010-02-13 17:02:53 -0600 Report

That is the first time that I logged into this site. Just to let you know, I am single and a female. I had diabetes for about 35 years. Dating, yes I tried on Internet sites. Not easy to find a good person, who would accept you just like you are. So please be more than careful. If you think there is a sparkle, then just tell this person what your condition is. If this sparkle still fires up, then you can be sure all of it is good and will be good for a long time. Even if you have diabetes, does not mean that you are less attractive, less desirable! No, you can work on it and make yourself very special. You are a special person and you should be proud of it. You are special and you can be perfect, even with this small default. Live with it, be happy with it, and show your date that it is not a big deal!!! I wish you a lot of luck and know that you can do it!

jayabee52 2010-02-13 23:11:50 -0600 Report


BTW, from your pic you don't look old enough to have had D for 35 yrs!

You have a good attitude about it.


pblond 2010-02-14 12:21:11 -0600 Report

Thank you, James. I was struggling at the age of 17 when I was diagnosed. Then, about a year later, I said to myself that this is just a challenge, nothing to worry about and it made me even stronger than I was before. I am keeping up with it, am kind of slim with 110 lbs, love to cook and bake, enjoy life as much as possible and find always a time to smile. My advice to all of you: Live your life as normal as possible, even with a piece of chocolate and a glass of wine from time to time. Enjoy your weekend. Petra

depotkev66 2010-02-13 13:29:34 -0600 Report

Hi, You are probably right about the married people. I am but I would like to share with you my story. When I met my wife, I did not let her know about my Diabetes but I found out I made more of it in my head. When I did tell her I was really nervous. She basically said Yea! So? In my head I thought she was going to run for the door. It actually felt good to get it off my chest, and from there I never looked back. Married for almost 13 with two boys. Basically I what I am trying to say is do not sweat it. It should not make a difference!

granniesophie 2010-02-13 13:21:54 -0600 Report

I guess I don't understand why everyone seems to think that Diabetes is a disability? Yeah, it's a pain in the a— sometimes, but it doesn't feel like the end of the world-at least not to me. Yes, you need to eat a little different, maybe at certain times, and exersise, but, really, doesn't everyone need to eat correctly and exersise? Why are we all sitting around waiting for complications?
I wear a diabetes bracelet, have gotten cooments about how nice it looks, and that's it-my friends attitudes are"ok, so you have diabetes, so don't eat that, so don't drink alcohol, so what. Let me know if you need me to help with anything" That's the kind of attitude I like people who I hang around with to have. It's part of my life, not my whole life!

Roy531 2010-02-13 13:32:18 -0600 Report

Not everybody sees it the way you do. There are some people that will look at like they are afraid they will catch it. Myself, I don't care if people know that I'm a diabetic, I wear a bracelet, may have to find one bigger with all the reactions I'm having with meds. As far a dating, I guess some people are afraid of what they don't understand.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-13 16:30:28 -0600 Report

Some people have colon trouble and are on a special diet, or allergic to wheat (celiac disease—) or other foods, / asthma-etc—and on and on—-sure it can be nuisance, and there may be times when it gets so OLD to cook only certain ways, but this too shall pass—when we are really tired, it can be such an effort to COOK ANYTHING, so diabetics don't have the corner on special foods that are best for them. Pat R

Elrond 2010-02-13 17:46:24 -0600 Report

I agree, Pat. While I'm diabetic, my girlfriend is allergic to many foods. Not only that, my roommate has a hiatial hernia plus an allergy to most tree nuts. I try to be a gourmet chef while cooking for all three of us. It does get complicated planning meals.

sroho 2010-02-14 00:07:44 -0600 Report

Please tell me about your bracelet. I have yet to find one that I like.

Roy531 2010-02-14 06:56:21 -0600 Report

We have a jewerly and watch epair shop at the mall that sells them, paid $35.00 for mine, stainless steal, would have been cheaper but after a couple of med reaction Anaphylactic had to put them on it. I don't have mild reactions

mythiclover62 2010-02-18 11:35:46 -0600 Report

Hi all,
You need to be careful if you get a gold bracelet or necklace. They are often overlooked, because they are considered to be regular jewelery. When considering medical jewelery, need to consider something that catches the attention of care givers and emergency personnel.
This is the voice of experience. Been there and suffered a bit for it. My vanity got in the way of practicality and could have cost me my life, but for some friends there to help.

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