It’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed after being diagnosed with diabetes, but there are proven ways to help you stay positive through it all.
Remember that you’re not alone
There are more than 380 million people around the world who have been diagnosed with diabetes – just knowing you’re not alone can help you stay positive.
Just small changes can bring big rewards
Small changes are the ones that often stick, and losing even just a few pounds while incorporating good habits like regular exercise can make a big difference in your blood sugar levels as well as improve cholesterol and lower blood pressure.
With millions of people across the globe dealing with diabetes, there has been an explosion of online communities focused on dealing with the disease. You’ll find a wealth of forums and support groups designed for people just like you.
Connect with someone who has successfully managed diabetes
Try and find someone who has already been successful at managing their own diabetes you can meet up with for tips and other information on dealing with situations you might struggle with.
Track your progress
It takes time to chart what you eat, your physical activity, medications, and glucose, but it’s a great way to track your progress, keeping you more positive and motivated.
Most of all, keep an optimistic attitude, squash negative thinking and be proactive. Everything will be ok!