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In shock after new diagnosis – how did you cope?

My doctor told me just yesterday that I have T2D. It’s put me in a tailspin and I feel overwhelmed by feelings of shame and dread. How did you cope with hearing your diagnosis for the first time? Peggy (UK).


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  • Kelly Dabel, RD moderator
    3 weeks ago

    Hi PeggyLucas and Berryhij1, Thank you both for commenting and sharing how you’re feeling. You are not alone here in feeling this way, especially as you are processing a new diagnosis. I hope that our site and community can be a source of helpful info and support. Please reach out anytime with your questions! We also have a great, active Facebook page with real-time dialogue if you’d like to ask a question there as well. In addition to speaking with your doctor, this article on Reacting to a new diagnosis may be helpful: https://type2diabetes.com/living-with-t2d/reacting-diagnosis/. Wishing you the best, Kelly, Type2diabetes.com Community Moderator

  • PeggyLucas author
    3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for the warm welcome, Kelly.
    Peggy,

  • Berryhij1
    3 weeks ago

    I feel the same way. I was diagnosed Tuesday.

  • PeggyLucas author
    3 weeks ago

    This site does look good – have a browse.
    🙂

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