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    • #9869
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Well, I’m about to go out on a hot date (well, she’s hot, I’m hoping I am.. :P ) and am trying to decide if I take the glucose meter as well as the pen or not. Wondered if any of you have tips (for other dates, doubt you’ll be in time for this one now!), stories, etc…

      So far I have had no good stories – all the girls have just gone ‘oh, ok, how long have you had it, etc’ which is pretty cool.

    • #11031
      Cecile
      Participant

      As far as dates go, if they weigh an @annette, they’ll contain 45kg of carbohydrates, so you’ll definitely need a whole pencil case of pens…

    • #10937
      Cecile
      Participant

      As far as dates go, if they weigh an @annette, they’ll contain 45kg of carbohydrates, so you’ll definitely need a whole pencil case of pens…

    • #11032
      Stephen
      Participant

      Leave the meter, take the pen in my book :)

      I’ve got to be honest, I’ve never hid what I have – but I normally saved that for the second or third date. Quick trip to the gents to shoot up (damn that sounds so Trainspotting doesn’t it?) and all is good.

      No real stories, but when I first went out with my wife I used the above technique. On about the third date I told her, to which she replied “Oh, so is my dad.” :)

    • #10938
      Stephen
      Participant

      Leave the meter, take the pen in my book :)

      I’ve got to be honest, I’ve never hid what I have – but I normally saved that for the second or third date. Quick trip to the gents to shoot up (damn that sounds so Trainspotting doesn’t it?) and all is good.

      No real stories, but when I first went out with my wife I used the above technique. On about the third date I told her, to which she replied “Oh, so is my dad.” :)

    • #11034
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I thought all youngsters would be super cool I mean your just like 007 with your gadgets. You could get a man bag? Sorry couldn’t resist that one. Credit Card shaped meters or bring back the old pen shaped meter would be a bonus here neat tidy and does the job perfectly. Good luck Rohan.

    • #10940
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I thought all youngsters would be super cool I mean your just like 007 with your gadgets. You could get a man bag? Sorry couldn’t resist that one. Credit Card shaped meters or bring back the old pen shaped meter would be a bonus here neat tidy and does the job perfectly. Good luck Rohan.

    • #11035
      Annette A
      Participant

      ROFLMAO @ckoei :-)

    • #10941
      Annette A
      Participant

      ROFLMAO @ckoei :-)

    • #11036
      Tim
      Keymaster

      I was diagnosed three months after I started going out with @katie and we’re now wedded – so I’ve never actually been out on a date as a diabetic.

      I would take all your kit and check as normal – I might spend a quick five minutes telling her about diabetes and how it doesn’t actually make all that much difference to anything and then forget about it for the rest of the evening.

      Anyway, that aside – good luck! Knock her dead! (Metaphorically, not literally).

    • #10942
      Tim
      Keymaster

      I was diagnosed three months after I started going out with @katie and we’re now wedded – so I’ve never actually been out on a date as a diabetic.

      I would take all your kit and check as normal – I might spend a quick five minutes telling her about diabetes and how it doesn’t actually make all that much difference to anything and then forget about it for the rest of the evening.

      Anyway, that aside – good luck! Knock her dead! (Metaphorically, not literally).

    • #11042
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Thanks guys n gels :)

      It was made easy for me last night – was an internet date, and I have put that I am pancreatically challenged on my profile, so she knew what to expect… As it was wet I took a jacket with big pockets and went the whole hog with the meter, and all was well. Apparently she wanted to be a doctor, so forced herself to man-up about icky things a few years back ,so wasn’t bothered by me doing it at the table. Also agreed with me that it is worse to sneak of to the toilets to do it, as that makes it look and feel like something bad…

      Happily she wants to see me again, so I must have done something right :)

    • #10948
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Thanks guys n gels :)

      It was made easy for me last night – was an internet date, and I have put that I am pancreatically challenged on my profile, so she knew what to expect… As it was wet I took a jacket with big pockets and went the whole hog with the meter, and all was well. Apparently she wanted to be a doctor, so forced herself to man-up about icky things a few years back ,so wasn’t bothered by me doing it at the table. Also agreed with me that it is worse to sneak of to the toilets to do it, as that makes it look and feel like something bad…

      Happily she wants to see me again, so I must have done something right :)

    • #11046
      Tim
      Keymaster

      Yay! Back of the net on all counts!

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