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sex and diabetes

Many people have knowledge of diabetes and the ins and outs of that disease. Unfortunately, not a lot of people know the struggle of dating and sex when you have diabetes.

Many people find it difficult and stressful for a variety of reasons, like actually disclosing you have diabetes or trying to tell someone you can eat at one restaurant, but not another. 

A lot of people find community in designated groups geared towards people with diabetes, which are commonly found on Facebook or with a simple google search. 

Also, the best thing one can do (as a partner without diabetes), is to do some research. Learning about your partner is important, and that does include all aspects of them.

Be cautious though because there’s a fine line between being supportive and being overbearing. Ask your partner about what kind of support they would like and what that looks like for them. Remember this is a learning opportunity.

A great place to find some advice on caring for your partner is this article from BeyondType1. This is a guide from people with diabetes, on how to best care for your partner, such as helping them keep up with their blood sugar. 

READ: How to Manage Relationship Fatigue

Another hurdle for people with diabetes is sex. We all need some kind of energy to have sex because it can take a lot out of you. At the end of the day, it’s physical exercise.

The problem with this is that if your blood sugar isn’t stable or leveled,

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