How Do You Feel?

Different people have different feelings about getting type 2 diabetes.

Some of the usual reactions are:

  • A sense of loss
  • Fear
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Shock
  • Guilt
  • Disbelief and not wanting to think about it.

It IS a Big Deal

The thing to remember is that all of these feelings are completely normal.

Finding out that you have diabetes is a big deal. And even if you’re doing great with it now, there may be moments where you feel bad about what has happened to you.

Talk It Out

It’s a great idea to talk to family, friends, or your doctor about how you’re feeling. Sometimes just putting your thoughts into words makes dealing with them easier.

Other people may be able to help you see the positive side of things, or figure out ways to reduce the stress.

TIP: Ask your diabetes care team to help if your feelings are overwhelming you or affecting the way you take care of yourself.


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  • Last Reviewed: October 16, 2013
  • Last Edited: December 10, 2013

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