I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago, and the stress is starting to take a toll on my family. I am feeling positive and confident, but this is not the case with my parents. They are doubting, negative, depressed and guilting themselves... my father also has type 1 and was diagnosed at the age of 30, you would expect them to understand and be positive, as he has had no complications since and has done a fantastic job managing it.
How do you go about helping family members understand, relax, and be confident in your own skills and knowledge to control this condition (disease? by the way whats the general consensus on what to call this... a disease? condition?)