Full disclosure... Though I do not have diabetes personally I have been exposed to people that have or have succumbed to its effects. Whether they are family members or friends, it is a traumatic experience for all parties involved. I really understand; When you are newly diagnosed, you don't know what direction you should take. You're literally you are overcome with hopelessness and despair. Literally things you eat can kill you and it's down right scary.

First I want to say I'm deeply sympathetic that you are new diagnosed with diabetes. There is hope beyond words and beyond the bleak outlook you are having because of this disease. As you have probably heard before, information is your friend and ignorance the enemy. The more you know and learn about diabetes, the better. Of course the first thing that comes to mind is to search Google which most certainly led you here. There is a wealth of information you can find and have probably already found. However, the pieces of information that are missing come in the form of support groups. They just aren't readily available, at least online. If you take anything away from this post, please find a diabetes support group whether on Clarapy or elsewhere.  Doing this makes tackling the uncertainty of diabetes that much easier. No long do you have to solely rely on what is written about diabetes, but you can participate and learn for other people's experiences directly.

Just having someone to talk to who understands and who has been persevering for years can make all the difference in the world. You have don't have to take my word for it, check out our chat room diabetes discussions with people who were in the same situation as you.