Living with type 2 diabetes

A diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming.

It is common for people to go through emotional ‘ups and downs’ after diabetes is diagnosed. People may experience disbelief, grief, guilt, anger, fear, and negative feelings. Others may have a sense of relief that they now have a reason for how they have been feeling, both physically and emotionally.

At first you may feel down, concerned about how it is going to change your life. That is natural. It takes time to learn how to manage diabetes and to adapt your lifestyle.

While learning how to live with type 2 diabetes can be challenging, there is lots of support and information available to help you.

Many people with type 2 diabetes are able to manage the condition well and continue to lead a healthy life.

Looking after your diabetes is important for good health and for preventing diabetes complications, such as damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves and blood vessels.

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