Navigating a New Life

For many years, I was too busy to take care of myself. When I received the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, I was horrified. I felt so many emotions: anger at myself, fear of the future, grief over my aging body. I realized it was time for me to truly take care of myself.

I've been doing quite a bit of reading about T2 & at times, I feel overwhelmed by it all. I've decided to start with small changes, such as joining this website & connecting with others. I don't want to go through this alone.

I often have to remind myself that life is a journey and there are many lessons to be learned. Learning to live with this disease is one of them. I have nothing to be ashamed of. T2 does not make me any less of a warm, kind-hearted, generous human being. If anything, this diagnosis taught me that I need to be kind to myself, too.

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