Like "Hi Maria, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Nothing is more devastating than losing a loved one. That is an incredible loss. Receiving a medical diagnosis is also a loss in many ways. So you are experiencing two major losses. When we experience loss, it is normal to grieve, to feel great sadness. I can't say anything that would be more helpful than the wonderful support and advice that you are receiving from your freinds on Diabetic Connect. Feel the love! I would also recommend that you consider reaching out to a mental health professional in your community. It could really be helpful to talk to someone about your feelings, and to help you through the grieving process. If necessarey, a professional could also evaluate you for depression. Keep in mind that each of us grieves in our own way and at out own pace. Be patient and compassionate with yourself, and don't place any expectations on yourself about how you 'should' be feeling, or let anyone else do that. Make sure that you have a strong team in place to help you during the weeks and months ahead. Don't go through this alone. You are on my mind! Please keep us posted. "