Newly diagnosed? Read this first!


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Welcome to the Diabetes Forum! This sub-forum is for people who have been recently diagnosed (also known as newbies!).

The following pages should prove useful to start with for those who are newly diagnosed:

  • Newly diagnosed with diabetes
  • Diabetes jargon and abbreviations

You’re not going to find anything better than the Diabetes Forum for help and support - with over 30,000 people ready to help!

As someone newly diagnosed with diabetes, there’s a lot to take in. After first being diagnosed it is normal to feel a range of emotions. You may feel confused, shocked, in denial, upset, lost, angry or over whelmed. It is completely normal and understandable. Over time, these emotions do change as you receive help, support, guidance, professional treatment and care.

People with diabetes can live an independent, happy and fullfilled life. It may seem daunting at first, but there are many thousands of people here who are more than willing to help you along the way.

The Diabetes Forum offers support, sensitive understanding, practical help and suggestions. However you feel, this is the perfect platform to share your experiences, ask questions, ask for support or just have a rant!


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