This article is about how my husband and I faced his diagnosis of Diabetes and the ways we tackled it. To us Diabetes is not to be dramatised or diminished. In my experience it requires a calm logical approach. This is something your family will be coping with and dealing with for a long time. At first we felt all at sea and lost but we got to grips with it. You wont always get it right and we all make mistakes but there is help and guidance.
So you have found out that your loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes. You will have a million questions yet if you are like most of us you forgot to ask any of them of the doctor who delivered the news. If he or she was a good Doctor they will have told you the relevant things but could you take it in at the time. I know I didn't....
It was totally unexpected..... Looking back yes he did have the symptoms but we didn't recognise them. We reeled and then rallied . We had to get to grips with it and quickly so this article is about how we tackled it and what we did.
My husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes so that is what I will be mainly talking about here. I have his permission to write about this. I hope some of it may be useful to you.