Recently Diagnosed? Learn The Lingo


If you are here 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 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
Type 2 Diabetes Guides – 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

Type 2 Diabetes Guides


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.

Do you have a personal story you’d like to share? Submit it to our #BeyondPowerful Instagram campaign or share it on our website by reaching out to us here! Your voice matters and you never know what impact your story may have on someone else.


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.

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WRITTEN BY Beyond Type 2 Editorial Team, POSTED 11/16/22, UPDATED 03/16/23

This piece was authored collaboratively by the Beyond Type 2 Editorial Team.