7 Stories on Love, Sex, and Type 1 Diabetes

People with Type 1 diabetes can have unique love lives.

Blood sugar management provides an early opportunity to test how supportive potential partners can be. And if a relationship survives that stress test, it’s up to the person with diabetes and his/her partner to learn how to communicate through all the daily highs and lows.

For everyone affected by Type 1 diabetes who has a romantic streak, we’ve assembled our favorite stories on love, sex, dating, and blood sugar management:

shutterstock_242631049_couple_in_love_50pxA Love Letter During a Blood Sugar Swing
A man describes the difficulties of communicating with his love during highs and lows.


shutterstock_11110291_sexy_fun_couple_50px7 Tips to a Better Type 1 Sex Life
Ideas for how to keep your blood sugar numbers level when horizontal.


shutterstock_93529864_love_fingers_50px3 Diabetes Dating Sites – A Review
We’ve braved these sites so you don’t necessarily have to.


shutterstock_177247505_scared_in_bed_50pxLet’s Talk About Sexual Dysfunction and Type 1
Sexual dysfunction from diabetes often can be reversed if caught in time.


shutterstock_224113255_hand_heart_50px3 Tips for Navigating T1D in Marriage
A diabetes psychologist shares his secrets.


shutterstock_40665034_happy_millenials_50pxWhat it’s Like to Date Someone Else with Type 1
Weighing the pros and cons of having a partner who also lacks a working pancreas.


shutterstock_1969039_Baseball_50pxDiscovering Love and T1D at a Ballgame
When the first bloom of love and the first bloom of diabetes coincide.

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Craig Idlebrook is a past editor for Insulin Nation, Type 2 Nation, and Información Sobre Diabetes. He is now the community engagement and content manager for T1D Exchange.

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