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Receiving information about diabetes

In the beginning, there is a lot of new information to take in and new skills to learn so that you can take good care of yourself.

Receiving new information can be a challenge, especially if the diagnose came as a shock. Trouble concentrating and memorising things is a common issue.

If you are feeling anxious or stressed, you may lack the power of observation to learn new things, and you cannot remember something that you could not memorise in the first place. After being diagnosed with the condition, some seek a sense of control by finding out all available information.

In addition to information that is objective, possibly even calming, you will in all likelihood encounter horror stories, which can easily make your existing concerns worse but will in no way help you predict the progress of your or your loved one’s condition.

This is why, at the early stages of the condition, the goal is to only process information about the condition and its treatment that is necessary to begin with. With time, you can recap the information and discuss the different parts of therapy methodically and according to your personal needs.

Updated 8.11.2023