This year, 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). If you have suddenly found yourself among this group, you should know you are far from alone. Today, there is a well-paved road to normalcy, and diabetes can take a back seat to what you want to accomplish and the life you want to live. But, like so many others, you might be wondering how to take your first steps down that path.
When newly diagnosed with diabetes, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed, scared, uncertain, and confused, asking yourself, “What will my life be like now?” We asked our friends in the community what is the number one thing they wish someone who was newly diagnosed with diabetes knew. We received over 650 insightful words of wisdom, and gathered 12 of our favorites we hope you’ll find encouraging.