Feelings When First Diagnosed With Diabetes

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Team Novo Nordisk pro cyclists share how they felt when they were first diagnosed with diabetes and how they feel now- and offer some words of encouragement to anyone who is newly diagnosed.

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How did you feel when you were first diagnosed with diabetes?

Ben Dilley: When I was first diagnosed with diabetes the thing that hit me the hardest was just the fact that now it was something I was going to have to live with.

Kevin de Mesmaeker: It was not such a big shock for me then for my parents, for my family, because they felt guilty about it. Because they thought they…it was their fault.

David Lozano: At the start I was feeling a little bit upset because I didn’t want to have the same disease as my father.

Javier Megias: Bad…bad. In the beginning, bad…bad.

Stephen Clancy: I wasn’t expecting it. I didn’t… It wasn’t anywhere to be seen in the family, you know, genetically. So unexpected. And I thought it was unfair.

Scott Ambrose: Yeah- I thought I was dying, so to find out it was diabetes, I was kind of relieved that …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk