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"Diabetes is something that's always been on my mind. It ran in my family. But, yes it’s difficult to accept the fact that now you'll have to live your entire life with diabetes. The best advice that I can possibly give to my fellow mates is to start learning more about diabetes, treatments, management, diet etc. instead of letting it affect you."

Mary D’souza, 45.
Type 2 diabetes patient,since 12 years.

Overcoming the "shock" of being diagnosed with diabetes

Being diagnosed with diabetes! It's not the end of the world. Most people with diabetes are able to lead a normal life by taking proper medications, regularly monitoring of their blood glucose at home and making small changes in their lifestyle.
To start with, the best thing to do is to prepare your mind for the journey with diabetes.

Here’s what you need to get started with:

  • Be positive! You’re not alone. There are about 62.4 million people living with diabetes in India and thousands of health care professionals who are fighting to make a difference in their lives.
  • You can lead a normal life as long as you control your blood sugar.
  • OneTouch is a valuable partner in your journey manage your diabetes well.

There are several myths about diabetes that makes it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts. Hence, it’s important to get our facts right before we get on to learn more about diabetes. Click on this below link to know about the common myths and facts related to diabetes.