Newly diagnosed


If you are here at “First 30 Days” it most likely means you or someone you know and probably love, has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Let us be the first to say, “We’re sorry,” but we are glad you have found your way here.

On this page you’ll find the following:

  • The Basic Basics – what you need to know now
  • The Next Layer – information for beyond the initial diagnosis
  • Teaching Type 2 to others – guides for anyone who needs to be in the know
  • Personal stories – written about diagnosis plus additional support


The Basic Basics

A diabetes diagnosis is overwhelming – some say like swimming with sharks. These Basic Basics are just that – the basics you need in the first few days of adjusting. There’s always more in-depth information available, but for now, here are our selections for getting out of the hospital or doctor’s office.

The Next Layer

Teaching Type 2 to Others


These accounts of a Type 2 diagnosis are written by people who have gone through it. They understand the wide range of emotions that one experiences — denial, anger, fear and grief. You might be just beginning your journey with this new reality, but others have gone before you and their stories can only help light the way. Remember, you are not alone.

Check out the other personal experiences from others with Type 2 diabetes here and our global social media campaign, #BeyondPowerful on Instagram.

Do you have a personal story you’d like to share? Follow this link to submit your story on how Type 2 diabetes has impacted your life. Your story contributes to our growing community of people living with Type 2 diabetes and brings a new perspective to our fight in redefining what it means to live with it.


Find us on social media   

Facebook – Beyond Type 2

Twitter – @beyondtype2

Instagram – @beyondtype2

Find us in español

Facebook – @beyondtype2ESP

Our other T2 programs



Our website is full of useful guides and personal stories from all walks of life. You’ve just started, so try to not get too overwhelmed. Take it one day at a time! And don’t forget to give yourself a break — it’s a lot to take in. We know, because we’ve been there.