David, living with diabetes since 2004

Type 1 Diabetes

Get all the education you can to help support you in your new diabetes life-ask your doctor for a referral to a Diabetes Educator, attend classes, read books for the newly diagnosed. Take the time to keep your blood sugar well managed-it makes a difference in years to come (reduced risk of developing complications).  Get help developing a way of eating that works for you and your blood sugar. Check out the American Diabetes Association website.  And remember, even though this is a scary time, you CAN live a good life with diabetes.  Assemble a good care team, a primary care physician, endocrinologist, diabetes educator.

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