You have just got a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. Now, what do you do? Your first reaction may be shock and disbelief. Even if you have a family history of the disease, the mind often doesn’t deal well with thinking it might happen to you. When it does happen, you will more than likely react very emotionally. That is not a bad thing. It is your way of coping with this new change in your life. Some people may even go through the classic stages of grief while dealing with this diagnosis. However, you will need to focus on something else first. The faster you now get your Diabetes under control the better off you will be in the long run. For sufferers with Type Diabetes 2, while dealing with the mental side is indeed essential, this needs to be just as high on a patient's large list of priorities.

The first thing to consider is how severe is your diabetes and what are the recommendations from your doctor. In less severe cases, with or without signs of Diabetes Symptoms many people can manage their type 2 diabetes through exercise and diet for many years. If you didn’t catch your diabetes in that stage, you may be looking at medications or even insulin injections. Get an honest look at your current situation. Your doctor may give you referrals to nutritionists and diabetes specialists to help you get on top of the condition now. If you have any questions, call your doctor for more information.

The second thing to do is start building a team around you that will help you manage this disease. This means your family first. You will need to make changes in your diet and exercise. It really does help sufferers with Type two Diabetes to have their immediate family with them on these essential lifestyle changes. Your medico is definitely a big part of your team. Add additional support people if you can. Get the help of a nutritionist or dietician that deals with diabetic patients. Its great to know they can give you suggestinos on what, how and when to eat. Seek the help of diabetes coaches that help people adjust to their Type two Diabetes diagnoses. If you are having trouble dealing with the diagnosis, adding the help of a therapist may help. They can help you work through the whole emotional process.

The next thing to do is start making the necessary changes to your life. You will more than likely make changes or adjustments to your diet, activity level, and weight if you want to manage your type 2 diabetes. Once you begin managing your diabetes, you will feel more control over the situation.



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