Sunday 22 March 2020

Dealing With A Diabetes Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with diabetes can be a massive shock and you might be finding it hard to come to terms with. It is important to know that whatever you feel is completely normal, and you are not alone.

In the weeks and months after your diabetes diagnosis, you and your loved ones will have a lot of concerns and questions about your condition and what it means for the future. 

There is so much to think about and so many adjustments that you have to make to your lifestyle, you might find that you feel overwhelmed and need a little bit more support to come to terms with it.

When you have an appointment with a member of your health care team, the following steps may help you:

  • Write down any questions or concerns that you have before your appointment

  • Ask someone to accompany you to your appointment, and ask them to make notes so you do not have to worry about remembering all the details

  • Be honest about your health, both physical and mental

  • Do not be afraid to ask them to slow down or to repeat something when they are giving you information.

There are going to be lots of things to think about and do over the next few weeks and months, but taking it one step at a time and allowing yourself the time to process everything will make the diagnosis easier to cope with, and you can start to move forward. This infographic has some stats and figures to help you get to grips with your new lifestyle:

Infographic Design By Diabetes Life Insurance

*This is a collaborative post*

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