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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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  • Shelley, TheLongPointGirl moderator
    3 weeks ago

    Hi Berryhij1. You’re not alone either. It takes a bit of time to learn about diabetes so give yourself that time to learn. We are a supportive community. It will be ok. Shelley, community moderator

  • Shelley, TheLongPointGirl moderator
    3 weeks ago

    Hi Peggy. I remember feeling upset and stunned even though I had a history of gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy. Your feelings are normal. But be good to yourself. With a bit of time you will learn all about diabetes and how you can get control of it. As Kelly said, you’re not alone here. It will be ok. Shelley, community moderator

  • PeggyLucas author
    3 weeks ago

    Thanks so much, Shelley – I appreciate your kindness.

  • Kelly Dabel, RD moderator
    3 months 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 months ago

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

  • Berryhij1
    3 months ago

    I feel the same way. I was diagnosed Tuesday.

  • PeggyLucas author
    3 months ago

    This site does look good – have a browse.
    🙂

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