M Kay, how are things going? i want you to know that you can feel free to ask me most anything and true to my nature if i don't have an answer i will make one up, or well not. LOL I am concerned how are you doing these days?
Just wanted to say hello and that I just read your discussion. I know what you are going through....it is so hard to grasp. Overwhelming and depressing. But, it will get easier and you will adapt...you have many people here that understand and will be there for you, really! Take each day as it comes, baby steps, and be kind to yourself. It takes time. I care. I understand. Please take care and remember you have many friends here, willing to help and listen.
Kay: Welcome to this site! You now have at your fingertips a wealth of information, support, and empathy.
I learned of my diagnosis in mid-October, in almost exactly the same way; I know what you are feeling.
Feel justified in the grief, anger, bargaining, and denial; all of that will diminish when you're ready. Line up a friend or two who will support you emotionally; you may not find another Type 1, but having someone close by with whom you can talk will be very helpful.
Find a good endocrinologist who will both listen to your questions and provide guidance. Ask for recommendations for a diabetes educator, and pepper the educator with questions. If you are not comfortable with either, find another.
This is a HUGE life change. The anger and grief will pass, and you will learn to adjust -- it will be rough for a while, and you'll probably have some ugly thoughts along the way. Do not ever think that you are alone in this: 99.9 percent of the people on this board are behind you 100 percent.
You *will* survive this and you *will* be happy again; in the meantime, do not hesitate to reach out if you need to.
Welcome to TUdiabetes Marcia! We are glad you joined us. Please check out groups that may interest you on the site. You will find a lot of information and compelling stories dealing with all aspects of diabetes. In addition you will meet alot of new friends too. Again welcome!
hi, Marcia, welcome! I'm just wondering, did you test your own blood yesterday, and got the 267? Please leave a comment on my page. I'm sure you're feeling a little overwhelmed right now. Are you taking any meds?
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