Diagnosis of Diabetes Transforming
A Negative Into A Positive Opportunity

The doctor just said the "D" word--diabetes! It is definitely a life-changing diagnosis, and sadly, it's easy for people to lose hope after receiving such bad news. What will I have to give up? How will my life change? All of these questions are completely natural ones. But the answer is that diabetes isn't a death sentence. Nor is it a life sentence of misery and depression. It's important to grasp the implications of the diagnosis and to understand what you're facing, but after that, you get to chose how you cope with it. You may feel all alone, but you're not. More than 19 million Americans have diabetes. About seven million folks don't even know that they have the condition. In 2010 alone, there were approximately 1.9 million new diagnoses. Among the latest diagnoses are many women who developed type-2 diabetes after taking the drug Lipitor. have experience fighting pharmaceutical companies who place the public at unnecessary risk. You can also seek emotional and spiritual redress by seizing each day and living it well.There are two types of people with diabetes: those who control the disease and those who let the disease control them. Here's how you can become a member of the latter group: Get a move on That's right--exercise. While this may not sound like fun, it can can help keep your diabetes in check while providing other benefits. It can lower your glucose levels, help control your weight, and increase your sensitivity to insulin. On top of this, it can boost your energy and improve the quality of your sleep while releasing hormones that are proven to decrease stress. >It's true that misery loves company, but so does joy. Joy is infectious. Happy people love being around other happy people. Finding and interacting with others who have your condition can be comforting and rewarding. Diabetes is probably not the only thing you have in common. You may have similar interests, talents, and hobbies. Check out support groups listed with the American Diabetes Association. Count on family Your family and friends can be an anchor and a lifeline. Don't isolate, communicate. Let them know what's going on. Cry with them. Lean on them. Explain how your lifestyle, food, and activities may be changed, and let them help you. Everyone who loves you will want to be a part of the solution, so let them. You'll fare better than if you pull away and wallow in self-pity. Accentuate the positive This is more than a cliche--it's a life-plan. Diabetes isn't a death sentence, so there's no need to treat it as such. Make the lifestyle changes you need to make, but hold on to as many things you really love to do as possible. What you eat, where you go, and what you do don't define who you are, but they can enhance how you live.Diabetes is difficult; life doesn't have to be. Treat each day like an adventure. Go fly a kite. Watch a movie. Climb a mountain. Read a book. Write a book. Find out what brings you joy and enjoy it. Writer LaGeris Underwood Bell exhorts readers to seize each day and live life to the fullest, with or without the challenges diabetes presents.
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