Like "Hi Irish welcome to DC this is a great family to be part of. I was only overwhelmed for two days. The first day I had no idea what to eat or do so at 10pm. It was National Night Out and I went to an event. The Sgt of our Police Community Relations unit took one look at me and all I could do was cry in his arms. A friend came over and asked what was wrong and I said I have diabetes. He took my hand and asked if I had eaten anything. I said no because I didn't know what to eat. He got me some popcorn and told me to just eat what I would normally eat for dinner then work on the problem tomorrow. I then went to all of the events that night with our Sgt. who watched me like a hawk. When I arrived at work the next day, a coworker who was diagnosed the same time I was but was confirmed by her doctor two weeks before me gave me a packet of information. Other coworkers shared printed information for me as well. Once I talked to my coworker and friends and family members I got a better understanding of what I had to do and jumped in head first. I had two problems. A. I had too much information too fast and had to take a step back and stop reading about diabetes for a week. B. I actually focused on diabetes to the point that was all I was doing. I was losing weight so fast the doctor slowed me down. My last A1C was 6.5. I no longer make diabetes my main focus. I have diabetes, it does not have me and I control my diabetes, it does not control me. You may have to slow down and take a break from all that information. It will ease your being overwhelmed. At 6.5 you are ahead of the game. You can control this and you don't have to be overwhelmed doing it. So just for today, put all the information aside and do something fun and special for yourself."