My seven and a half year long relationship just ended over an Endocrinology Appointment. At least it was the final straw the broke the camels back.
My boyfriend has made little to no effort over the course of our relationship to understand diabetes, to the point of calling my pump a meter and complaining if I eat candy (when low).
This bothered me but I let it slide.
Recently I changed careers and moved across the state to be together and advance our relationship. He was voicing concerns about getting married and starting a family, because of Diabetes and possible pregnancy complications.
So instead of trying to convince him myself, I asked him to come to an endocrinology appointment with me to hear everything straight from the endocrinologist.
In preparation for this appointment I started a ketogenic diet and tried my very best to have a perfect A1c.
During the appointment the endo was very impressed A1c was low 6’s and when I asked the endocrinologist about having kids he was very persistent that it is possible I could have a pregnancy without complications… etc…
So when we get home my boyfriend tells me that he thinks the appointment didn’t go well, It didn’t seem like I took the doctor seriously and he dosen’t want to be married, or have kids.
So I’m moving out. and moving on. but very shocked, I’m worried about dating someone new with this experience hanging over my head. Is diabetes really that big of a factor with dating? Seems pretty shallow.
I’m also 28 and the thought of starting over is exhausting.