When you are first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the news can be absolutely overwhelming. Many new diabetics actually grieve for their "carefree" life before they were told they had diabetes. Some even go through the classic stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. It can be a very painful process, and even once you reach the 5th stage of "acceptance," it is reluctantly so and you constantly deal with all sorts of stress when trying to cope with the disease.
I personally believe this painful process is in part due to the way traditional medicine is handling the disease. First, when most people are first informed of the disease, they are told things like you can't really cure diabetes but you can manage it. New patients are given a glucose monitoring kit and instructed how to prick their own finger several times a day to draw blood for the test. They are taught how to use medication to keep their blood sugar within a certain range and they are given some basic instruction on diet that does not even begin to get to the heart of the problem. They are told that their disease will definitely progress and the are told in great detail about all the various complications that can occur from having the diabetes: blindness, limb amputations, heart disease, etc... They are also told that they just lost on average 15 years off a normal lifespan.
With all this bad news, it is no wonder that so many diabetics start out grieving from day one, and even after going through the stages of grief, remain stressed out as they learn how to cope with diabetes in the way traditional medicine tells them to do so. Every day and every few hours they live around what their blood sugar reading is and will be. They worry about how everything they eat will affect their blood sugar. They worry about the inevitable bleak future that has been laid out for them with no hope at all of ever curing their diabetes. In all this stress, their body produces copious amounts of cortisol which exacerbates an already negative situation. This is because cortisol, the stress hormone, makes you even more insulin resistant, and this in turn makes your blood sugar go up even more. It is a vicious circle and I believe it is caused in part by the way traditional medicine presents this disease to patients. In the world of traditional medicine, diabetics are given no hope that they could ever cure their disease and live a normal healthy life. They are in effect sentenced to a low quality life that is almost guaranteed to be cut short.
Curing diabetes naturally takes a completely different approach. You learn how to eliminate stress and reduce cortisol, not increase it. You learn about how to eliminate certain artificial foods produced by the large food manufacturers (like trans fat, GMO foods, and HFCS) from your diet that directly cause your insulin resistance and diabetes and eat better tasting and more healthy food than you have ever eaten before. After curing my diabetes naturally, I actually feel better than I did 15 years before. I'm more energetic, less stressed, more able to cope with problems, and happier than I have been in a very long time. Every time I have my blood sugar tested, I'm even happier when it comes back in the normal range.
My basic message to you is this. Don't let the approach that traditional medicine takes in treating diabetes (and in "counseling" you) bring you down and stress you out because all it will do is make your diabetes worse because it will raise your cortisol levels. Take charge of your own health and commit yourself to curing, not just managing, your diabetes. You may need to really shop around for a new doctor who will work with you to cure your diabetes naturally (you'll find most traditional doctors won't but there are a few exceptions if you really shop around). You also need to be armed with the truth and have a good solid plan in mind on how to cure your diabetes naturally before you shop for a new doctor. To do this, I highly recommend visit this website and watch the video very carefully. It is the same advice I followed to reverse my diabetes and now, even after eating ice cream, my blood sugar stays normal (check out my blood sugar experiment) - which is a sign that I have really cured my diabetes. Good luck to you and please do check out the information I've provided.