If they want to reject you simply based on your diabetes, tell them to not let the door hit them on the way out.
While going on a date is considered as a romantic event, there are certain instances where it may offer certain challenges.
What I'm trying to say is that if someone doesn't want to get to know you because of a condition you had no say over, they don't deserve to have all of the other parts of you.
The only difference between you and me is I wear my pancreas on the outside of my body. Trying to right the wrongs they have been told about diabetes.
For example, most people think just because you have diabetes, you cannot eat sugar and have to have a very strict diet and whatnot.
But the fact is that these challenges will determine first hand if one has what it takes to establish a relationship with someone suffering from diabetes.
It is a lifelong condition that people have to live with, including their future partners.
This can sometimes mean going to your favorite restaurant may be out of the question.
Diabetics sometimes need a special diet and choice of food that may not always be available in all restaurants.
However, diabetes is part of you and a constant thing in your life. Remind them that you take care of yourself, and that it isn't like they'll need to do much other than grabbing you a sugary drink or a low every now and then - unless, of course, they want to take a more active role as the relationship progresses!
There are ups and downs (far beyond blood glucose readings) and it can seem really scary to those lucky enough not to be experiencing it themselves or to someone they love. I have experienced bad reactions from people when they find out I'm T1.
In such cases, you might need to do some research on what restaurants in the area offer a food selection ideal for diabetics.
The challenge in this case in taking time to research and ask around about restaurants in the area ideal to take a person with diabetes on a date.
I've not dated another T1 diabetic, but I was diagnosed with T1 at 13, so I've had a variety of relationships.