But Munoz was never bothered by these minor interruptions, she says, and was more interested in learning what he could to do help her and never complained about any accommodations they had to make for her.Christ says that having diabetes may diminish sexual response in some people."In some cases, it's psychological - they're worried about something happening to them or their pump - and in some cases, it's physiological," she says.
When Tia Deverts told her family that her then-boyfriend, Jim Pettit, had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, they asked, "Are you going to continue to date him? By then, he and Deverts had been dating for two years. "She was completely fine with dating someone with diabetes," Jim says.
" Pettit, now 26, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a few months after he turned 21.
They married in September 2012, and make their home in Arlington, Va.
Sysy Morales, 29, of Roanoke, Va., was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 11.
Like the Pettits, her story of dating with diabetes has a happy ending: She's been married to Alex Munoz for four years, and they have 3-year-old twins, a boy and a girl.
Others, however, say that dating with diabetes isn't always easy.
In her blog, "The Girl's Guide to Diabetes," Morales writes that a lot of that difficulty may be in your head.
When you have type 1 diabetes, for instance, you're afraid that a love interest won't see you as sexy, especially if you have an insulin pump attached to your body. She'd known Munoz since they were in middle school, and though they didn't actually start dating until after college, he already knew she had type 1 diabetes.
Dating With Diabetes: True Confessions The biggest issue for those with diabetes is often when to tell the person they're dating about their disease. Only after it looks like your relationship may be going somewhere? When they were just friends, Morales says, Munoz didn't really know what living with diabetes was like.
When they started dating, she says, he wanted to know all that he could and took it upon himself to learn - something that's essential for a type 1 diabetes caregiver.
Pettit says Deverts, too, wanted to learn all she could about type 1 diabetes after he was diagnosed.