Interviewing my boyfriend David about what it’s like to date a Type 1 Diabetic! ◉ Subscribe: https://goo.gl/ZfjYfu
Telling a potential partner you live with Type 1 Diabetes can be HUGELY stressful, at least it was for me…! So in this week’s video I sit down with my boyfriend to discuss all this and more, and get his honest perspective on what it’s like to be the partner of a type one diabetic.
**Due to the length of this video, I’m including timestamp links below, should you just wish to skip directly to a specific topic.
1:40 Our background & my anxieties about telling David I was T1D
2:31 How I told David
3:28 What David knew about Type 1 Diabetes before I told him
4:53 How my being Type 1 affects us as a couple (David’s answer)
6:56 David’s first glucose tablet
9:21 How my being Type 1 affects us as a couple (Andrea’s answer)
10:16 Love through a Juice Box?
13:24 The first time David asked me what my blood glucose was
14:14 How we use Dexcom Follow
20:42 Being a good partner to a Type 1 Diabetic
24:14 Being a good Type 1 Diabetic partner
27:45 Should you be afraid to tell someone?
28:32 Knowing what he knows now, would David’s reaction to my telling him I was T1D be the same today as it was a year ago?
29:02 If you’re worried about telling a potential partner…
33:13 Closing Thoughts
DISCLOSURE: I am part of the Dexcom Warrior Programme in the UK, and therefore my Dexcom G6 is very generously gifted to me, free of charge. Dexcom does not pay me to talk about their product, nor am I obligated to do so. All opinions expressed are completely my own.
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