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RESOURCE: Top 10 Tips for People Newly Diagnosed with T2

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This piece is a few years old, but it recently popped up in my Facebook feed and I thought it would be great to share here.  It is a list of tips for people newly diagnosed with Type 2 that was shared by diaTribe.

Top 10 Tips for People Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes

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posted Jan 9 in Resource by KarenG (16,100 points)
edited Jan 11 by KarenG

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Good article.   Only thing I would add is you should go see a dietician or take a class on nutrition so you know more about carbohydrates.
answered Jan 12 by Pump1fun (1,770 points)
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That's great advice, Pump1fun.
answered Jan 12 by KarenG (16,100 points)
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Great article.  I would personally just like to see every article for newly diagnosed type 2's include more information on finding help with their diet.  I do wish physicians would set up classes for patients when they are diagnosed as part of the you have diabetes discussion, here is what we are going to do to help.  Every type 2 should know that you need to call that number on the back of your insurance card when you are first diagnosed to find out if they will cover a dietitian without a Dr referral and if so, then they need to know to ask the insurance company to help them find one in their area and get class set up.  Our insurance companies many times have diabetes programs as well and will offer discounts on gym membership, a dietitian that will help you by phone and a specialty diabetes nurse that will also guide you by phone.  If a person isn't insured they can find diabetes classes that are free and dietitian taught, through their regional (not local) health department and that dietitian usually also travels in the area teaching classes.  There is so much available to us all  but newly diagnosed patients have no way to know where to start looking and generally are left feeling overwhelmed and confused.
answered Feb 7 by anonymous
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That is so true, KYcindylou.  It is so much harder for patients to succeed if they haven't been given tools that will set them up for success.
answered Feb 9 by KarenG (16,100 points)
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Thanks for the article. The information was very informative and I learned somethings that I didn't know!
answered Apr 20 by yasmincoleman (250 points)
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