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How long did it take you to get help after you were first diagnosed with diabetes?
I was offered help immediately and I took that help right away to navigate these new waters.
I was offered help immediately, but it was some time before I was ready to accept that help.
I was in the dark after my diagnosis, but quickly figured out where to go/what to do.
I was on my own from the get go. It took me a month or less to get on track.
It took me less than 3 months to figure out my next steps.
I think it was 3 to 6 months before I knew where to find help.
I was on my own for 6 to 9 months before I found help.
It was definitely a good 9 months to a year before I had assistance.
It's been a year or more since my diagnosis and I'm still feeling all alone in this.
I know where to find help. I'm just not ready to get that help yet.

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by Brenda Bell
In junior high school, I'd gotten my hands on one of my father's old English books and read a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Great Stone Face". The story is based on the natural mountain/rock formation in New Hampshire of the same name (you can see an image of it on New Hampshire state quarters). In the story, there was a legend that the person whose face looked like The Great Stone Face would be "the...