Congratulations on finding such love! There are obviously cultural things going on here that I am not familiar with. However, your parents should know that marrying a man that is "healthy" when you marry him does not mean that he will stay healthy. That man could develop cancer a year after you are married. He could have an undiagnosed heart defect or any number of other medical problems that will come about in his lifetime. He could suffer a horrible accident that leaves him maimed. No one is guaranteed good health. You know upfront that your sweetheart has a medical condition that can be successfully managed for a long and happy life. This is part of who he is, but only a small part. Diabetes can ABSOLUTELY be managed well so that you can life a perfectly normal life. Your family should seek out some RELIABLE information about diabetes through real research. Check out the American Diabetes Association website or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation web site. There, you will find out what living with diabetes is truly like rather than rumors and scare tactics. Does your cardiologist uncle advise against marrying people with heart defects?? That can be much more devastating to a life than diabetes. My niece has had diabetes since she was 2 years old. She is now happily married with 2 beautiful, healthy kids and has not one complication. She has been in the hospital maybe once or twice in her life. Her sister, also T1, is married and participates in triathalons. They live wonderful, full lives. They do everything that anyone else can do. I hope my son is lucky enough to find a woman like you one day when he is grown. Please don't let this hold you back from sharing a life with the man you love. No one knows what the future holds...for any of us. Do not live your life wondering "what if." Marry the man you love. Be happy!