Getting any serious health news can be overwhelming. There is the "C" word (cancer) and the "D" word…you know. The diabetes diagnosis that came from no where. It may have shocked you straight into denial. Or the diagnosis that came even though you were trying to prevent it because it runs in the family and you didn't want to loose a toe like Aunt Susie. Maybe it is your child who was sick and when the doctor finally figured it out, it was diabetes. This diagnosis comes in all kinds of forms and fashions and even if you suspect it, it is not always an easy thing to swallow. http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/what-its-l...
I was self diagnosed because I had no doctor at the time. I knew something was going on, so I used my mom's meter and a 301 popped up before I had eaten anything. I was a little freaked out to say the least, but I got right down to business. The really bad diagnosis day was when I did go see a doctor (actually she was a NP). Even though I had been actively dealing with my diabetes for almost 9 months with some success, her attitude and curt words just made me cry. She wouldn't answer any of my questions with more than "because all diabetics need or do this". I was horrified and deflated to say the least. I thought I would feel better knowing I had some medical help, but that has not been the case for me. I also went alone and that didn't help matters. I didn't think I needed anyone with me because I already knew I had diabetes, I really went to finally get help managing it.
What was your diagnosis day like? Was your doctor a life saver or an anchor? Did you walk away with more information than you came with or a bottle of pills and a push out the door? Did you go alone or was someone with you to help and support you emotionally?
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