When one is diagnosed with diabetes, while at first it can come as devastating news and a shock, it certainly is not the end of the world.
One of the most important things is understanding the disease itself and empowering yourself with as much knowledge so that you can take as much control and be an active participant in your long term diabetes care.
Ask your doctor questions about the disease, ask them about the treatment why they are given and how they work.
As much as possible treatment should be based on well researched and validated data. Just recently I posted something on the launching of the 1st PNG Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidleines release in 2012. This is a very important document and doctors in Papua New Guinea should now be basing their treatment on this document guideline and hence we can achieve more of a uniform/standardise treatment of people with diabetes.
If you are someone with diabetes ask your doctor whether they know about this guideline and whether they are basing your care on this guideline.
You can also visit http://www.diabetespng.com for more useful information on diabetes.