Diabetes Diagnosis: Dealing with My Emotions


The emotions that accompany a diabetes or pre-diabetes diagnosis can often be overlooked but they are a crucial part of the treatment plan. Common emotions you might feel after receiving your diagnosis are panic, denial, confusion, frustration, anger and fear.  Anger, frustration and fear are all born out of a lack of control over your health situation. The first step to treating diabetes is to recognize and manage your feelings about your diagnose otherwise they will sabotage your attempts to stick to your treatment plan and lifestyle changes.