When you receive a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, you are sent home with worksheets, folders, brochures, binders, and books. You are overwhelmed with the plethora of information that quite literally has fallen onto your lap and you want to be able to absorb all of the information you possibly can. Diabetes changes so many things in your life that you want to be able to navigate the life that you once had. But, it can be quite difficult when the information you receive is conflicting and make navigating this huge lifestyle change even more overwhelming.
When you receive a diagnosis of diabetes, it really is like learning a whole new language. Not only does it change the way that you take care of your body and the way that you look at food, but there’s all these new terms that you didn’t know existed. If you are new to the diabetes community, you might have heard these terms and have no idea what they mean or you don't know that these terms exist.