Watch and listen to others discuss how they felt when they were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
You've just been diagnosed with diabetes. But what does this mean for you? How will it impact your life? Let's take a few minutes to see what to do next.
Watch this to learn what helped Pia after she was diagnosed with diabetes.
Watch this to learn how being diagnosed with diabetes affected Russell, and the changes he made to live with his diagnosis.
Understand how overcoming common physical and emotional challenges will help you manage your diabetes.
See how having a positive attitude can help you manage your diabetes.
Learn the common symptoms of stress, and the importance of learning how to manage it.
Learn some strategies that can help you cope with stress.
Getting used to life with a chronic condition can be hard. But excess stress or sadness can actually affect your blood sugar. Learn to watch for signs of these feelings. And know that you can get help.
Understand the relationship between depression and diabetes management.
Watch this to help understand the relationship between diabetes and depression.
Learn where to find support to help you through the day-to-day challenges of managing your diabetes.
Living with diabetes means making many changes in your life, and these changes may seem overwhelming. When you feel down, reach out to your family and friends, and to your healthcare team. Here are a list of other resources.
The job of controlling your blood sugar is mostly up to you. But your diabetes healthcare team is there to help. These experts will teach you how to manage diabetes and the health risks it brings. With practice, controlling your blood sugar will become a habit.
Learn the many feelings that your loved ones might have about your diagnosis, and the importance of honest and open communication.
See how joining a support group can benefit you and your family members.
Diabetes affects every part of your life, and it can create problems that aren't easy to talk about with your healthcare provider.