I am still fairly newly diagnosed, Feb. 2011, though now see that the symptoms started in 2004.
My sister who has diabetes cannot allow herself to accept that I have PD, she wants to believe that the tremors, etc. are due to low blood sugars, not PD. I am a nurse, was also a certified diabetes educator. I know she is not correct, but she will not listen to me.
I have other "friends" who also will not accept the diagnosis. I can understand going through the grieving process includes denial, I did it myself. It is hard for me when others want to question the diagnosis and disallow the facts.
Has anyone else experienced the same or similar reactions from the people around you?