In 2015, Cassady Kintner and ConnecT1D teamed up to present a series of free workshops on how to handle diabetes-related issues in relationships. Here's a recap:
Much like the forgotten glucagon pen in the back of your refrigerator, the topic of type 1 diabetes and its effects on relationships is incredibly important but rarely addressed before panic sets in. Don’t wait until you’re sweaty and confused to learn how to address these critical issues with others! From ponderings such as whipping out a needle on a first date, to navigating heated fights with a significant other (and not because you are low), to keeping it real between the sheets (despite all the test strips that somehow end up lodged in the bedframe), we’ve got you covered. Come learn, laugh, share concerns and get advice about diabetes’ various effects on relationships that you (and surprisingly many others with T1D) might not otherwise feel comfortable discussing.
All workshops are for people with T1D over the age of 18. Workshops are held on Saturdays from 1-2:30pm at the Phinney Ridge Community Center, located at 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.
August 15: Giving Dating a Shot: Diabetes & Relationships
September 26: Sharing the Sweet Life: Diabetes for Couples
November 7: Menage A Trois: Inviting Diabetes Into the Bedroom
Click here to get your tickets.