Of course dating a T1 isn't the same as dating people without. Those needs can be overwhelming to someone without any first hand experience.
However, diabetes is part of you and a constant thing in your life. Remind them that you take care of yourself, and that it isn't like they'll need to do much other than grabbing you a sugary drink or a low every now and then - unless, of course, they want to take a more active role as the relationship progresses!
If you’re on another medication routine then you may have more time and freedom to choose the right moment.
If you inject then it’s a good idea to explain your need to inject at a convenient time as some people may be squeamish about needles.
It may take your date a little time to get used to the idea at first but in most cases your partner will get accommodated with your injection regimes.
We’d like to say, “no, it doesn’t matter” but it can depend on how you manage diabetes and your date’s own feelings towards your diabetes.
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