A diabetes diagnosis usually comes as an unwelcome surprise to most people. Emotions such as anger, sadness, grief, denial, loss and fear may be experienced at this time. Some people feel completely overwhelmed, and others may just not want to think about it at all. These are all normal reactions!
Regardless of your initial emotions, allow yourself time to adjust and absorb all the information. There is a lot of information and it will take time to learn all you can about living with diabetes. Try not to panic!
Diabetes NSW has developed four steps to help you on your new journey. Click on the following links to find out more about being newly diagnosed:
You are not alone! There are lots of people out there to help you keep everything in perspective – the key is to take it one step at a time.
1 person is diagnosed with diabetes every 5 minutes
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia