New Delhi: Amit, Rakesh, and Deeksha come from different cultures and ambience but they have one thing in common that they suffer diabetes, which turns out to be a villain in searching a suitable spouse. 

They are amongst those youths of the national capital who are down with diabetes Type I. Despite having good jobs, they find difficulty finding a suitable soul mate.

Private bank employee Kamna, software engineers Deep Dhingra and Anamika are one of many diabetic patients who are struggling hard to find a suitable match for them.

Not only does a Type I diabetic patient find it difficult to be accepted as a life partner, but majority of those already married face problems in their marital life, as there are myths prevalent that diabetes-affected people have problems in their sex life, disrupting their conjugal bond.

Chairman of Delhi Diabetes Research Centre, Dr Ashok Jhingan says, “It was shocking to see that the survey revealed that of the married women who were Type I diabetic, nearly 50 per cent were sent back to their parental home within a year of marriage. Nearly, 25 per cent of the diabetic married women lost interest in taking care of themselves due to lack of financial assistance from their husbands."

More than 500 have been registered on a matrimonial website that aims to provide matrimonial services and awareness to people affected by the disease.

JPN/Bureau