Your Advice to Someone Newly Diagnosd

bhanson68
By bhanson68 Latest Reply 2013-11-27 19:06:19 -0600
Started 2013-11-26 20:06:35 -0600

What would your advice be to someone newly diagnosed with diabetes? I would say that my advice would be to educated yourself. Knowledge is power, so empower yourself!


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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-11-27 19:06:19 -0600 Report

I would say to educate yourself and accept that you now have a chronic disease. Control your diabetes and never let it control you. You will have to make changes but you can live with those changes. Remember that with control you can still live your life without fear of losing body parts. Communicate with your doctor. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Live your life and have fun. Diabetes is not the end of the world it is simply the next page of your life.

Glucerna
Glucerna 2013-11-27 15:54:13 -0600 Report

Great discussion topic! I encourage people to think about managing diabetes so they are able to do everything else they want in their life. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-11-27 15:03:25 -0600 Report

I guess as a T2 to another T2, first and foremost, keep things in perspective.
In today’s world, high blood glucose is just about as common as high blood pressure and a whole lot easier to treat, often with just a few small changes.
Sure those changes mean leaving a comfort zone we’ve all been accustomed to, but chances are good that comfort zone wasn’t a good place for us to be in the first place.

You don’t have to stop eating, and body parts won’t start to shrivel and fall off. You just have to pay better attention to how you’re treating yourself, and like you’ve already mentioned, educating yourself is the key to that.
It’s not the end of the world, in fact in can often be the introduction into a much better one.