4 Responses

  1. Ville Viinikka
    Ville Viinikka February 13, 2014 at 6:18 am | | Reply

    Amazing article! Absolutely loved it. Made me think of this one we published on timesulin blog a while ago :

  2. Kristin W
    Kristin W February 13, 2014 at 6:23 am | | Reply

    I was in a bar once waiting for a friend and this guy started talking to me. He was nice enough, but then got more and more forward and pushy. I told him yes, he seemed like “a nice guy,” but I didn’t want to leave with him, etc. etc. He kept being pushy. I had an epiphany, and told him I had AIDS. He didn’t believe me, so I showed him my insulin pump and explained how it worked, and said, “Why would I wear this if I didn’t need to?” He left me alone after that. (Sorry to our fellow chronic conditioners with AIDS for using their condition in a less-than-honest way!)

    Just another story from the diabetes-meets-dating trenches.

  3. Miranda
    Miranda February 13, 2014 at 9:46 am | | Reply

    Why in the world would you tell him you have AIDS? As someone with a chronic illness, I can’t believe you don’t understand how offensive that is.

  4. sue whittier
    sue whittier February 14, 2014 at 10:30 am | | Reply

    It sounds like Cait has realized that Diabetes and Celiac need to be put on the back burner when living life comes first – never forgotten but on the back burner. And as for turning down dinner – only if you really don’t want to go out for dinner. Never turn down a new experience because of diabetes / gluten issue – make the medical problems fit the situation. This is a lot easier today than it was 40 years ago – but I can’t say I missed much at university…..:) It’s you the others are interested in – not your medical problems… and I certainly know that both parties in a couple have to learn to tolerate a lot of unexpected traits that the other brings with them. That’s life.
    So get out there Cait and live it!

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