Combining diabetes with a romantic partnership can be a delicate balance. Living with it is one thing, but what about if you are the partner of a person with diabetes? How do couples handle the intricacies of that relationship? Read more about diabetes and making it a healthy part of your relationship.



Sex and Candy
Rachel Baumgartel takes a look at diabetes in the bedroom.

Whose Diabetes Is It?
When one of you has it and both of you live with it, by Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW, CDE.

Diabetes – The Uninvited Guest
dTalk host and diabetes educator Janis Roszler talks about disease as a heavy burden on personal relationships.

In Your Partner's Shoes
Amy Tenderich stops for a moment to ponder what life may be like for our partners and loved ones.

Love Me, Love My Diabetes
Kerri Morrone talks about making diabetes part of the relationship "big picture."

Seven Ways to Support Your Loved Ones with Diabetes
Ways you can help your loved one with diabetes manage their control without straining your relationship.

The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes
Read an excerpt from the dLife bookshelf about diabetes and relationships.

Liquid Soap, Anyone?
Aim for clear and compassionate conversations about diabetes, with dLife Expert columnist Janis Roszler, RD, CDE, LD/N.

Diabetes on Your Own Terms
Read an excerpt from the dLife bookshelf about diabetes and intimacy.

Last Modified Date: April 01, 2013

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Jamis Roszler
Janis Roszler

Janis Roszler, MSFT, RD, CDE, LD/N is the American Association of Diabetes Educators' 2008-2009 Diabetes Educator of the Year.  She is a certified diabetes educator, marriage and family therapist, and registered dietitian. Her books include Sex and Diabetes (ADA) Diabetes on your OWN Terms (Marlowe & Co) and The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes (Surrey books).

Donna Rice
Donna Rice

Donna Rice MBA,RN,CDE,FAADE is the 2007 Past President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She is a registered nurse, diabetes educator and has developed numerous educational programs on sexual health and wellness.  She is the co-author of  Sex and Diabetes (ADA) and Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction - A Quick ‘n' Easy Handbook For the Diabetes Educator (Bella Vita).  Her newest publication is a children's book, The Magic is Me (Searchlight Press).