Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Posted on July 27, 2018

"The moment I received my official diagnosis, I dropped all my assumptions about type 2 diabetes. It was so freeing." -Member of DiabetesTeam

Living with a chronic condition can be difficult and even a burden, but also an opportunity to rid yourself of what you think you know.

Have you heard the saying, "People don't get it until they get it"? That is so true about diabetes.

"The more I learn about type 2 diabetes, the more I realize that it's not my fault." -Member of

A type 2 diabetes diagnosis forces us to drop our negative assumptions about life with a chronic condition. Members on DiabetesTeam gain perspective from other members' experiences to become better informed about what it's really like to live with diabetes.

Here are recent conversations from members of DiabetesTeam:

What negative assumptions have you let go of about diabetes? Tell us about it in the comments below or directly on

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

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