I am quite new to the forum, I joined a couple of weeks ago.
I was diagnosed in Oct last year, I was diagnosed on the Wednesday and went in to work the following day.
I sent all my colleagues an email to say that I had been diagnosed with PD, as I wanted to let them all know but I did not want to have to repeat it to each one of them, I also told my Family the same day I received my diagnosis.
Having PD is not something we choose to have but it is not something that we should be embarrassed about having (if that is the right word).
The forum is great because you get to speak to people with PD and also people who are looking after Friends or Family members who have it.
I know that everybody deals with things differently, and you will tell your Friends and Family when you feel ready, but them knowing will give you that additional support and you cannot beat a big hug when you are feeling down and you cannot get that from a computer.
Take Care and all the very best too you xx