Hearing you have type 2 diabetes can be very difficult. We asked our advocates who have type 2 diabetes about their diagnosis stories, and they shared with us below. How did you feel? Share in the comments, and know that you are not alone!
Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes shortly before my twenty-ninth birthday brought quite a bit of shame and guilt over the way I had treated my body in my twenties despite a family history of the condition. As I gained better control of blood glucose levels over the next few months through diet and exercise, it allowed me to shake off those feelings of shame and guilt, though the stigma surrounding the condition still bothers me today.