I agree. there is absolutely no need to be bummed out. It stinks to be told you have diabetes and high cholesterol. But at least you know and can do something about it. I've read that over 30% of the people who have diabetes don't know they have it.
One thing you should do is check out the Spark'D Program for diabetic members. There's a lot of information to help you manage your diabetes. I'm sure your doctor will be giving you more information too. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_condit