Diabetes and DatingMonday, July 06, 2009
Going out on dates can raise additional concerns for teens with diabetes, but preparation can help them feel well so they can enjoy the date. Talk with your teen about the activity planned, whether the date involves eating or physical activity, and whether he or she will need insulin shots. Discuss when and how to tell the date about diabetes. It can make for a more relaxed experience if teens tell a new date beforehand that they are diabetic, without making a big deal out of it.
Teenage girls with diabetes contemplating an active sex life should know that they can get pregnant just as easily as other girls and need to take the same precautions. Uncontrolled diabetes is a great risk to the fetus in the early stages of pregnancy.
Reviewed by Clara Schneider MS, RD, RN, CDE, LDN - 05/13