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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 Carey Potash
Charlie’s 12-year anniversary with type 1 just passed and I still know nothing about this diabetes and why it hates us so much. As if to remind us that it was its anniversary, diabetes unleashed hell on Friday. Charlie was stranded well over 400 for hours and even tipped the scale at 580. Susanne pulled Charlie out of school and started what became a wartime exercise in futility. It was one of the worst blood sugar days we’ve had in years. ...