Diabetes burnout is a real thing. Managing your self-care, including diet, physical activity, medications, appointments, blood sugar monitoring, etc can become overwhelming and tiring and can lead to burnout. It's important to speak with your doctor about how you're feeling.
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You are not alone! Many people with a chronic condition experience burnout. William H. Polonsky, a psychologist and certified diabetes educator (CDE), defines diabetes burnout out as "what happens when you feel overwhelmed by diabetes and by the frustrating burden of diabetes self-care."
If I stop balancing my meals and snacks.
Diabetes burnout is a term used to describe a state of emotional and psychological exhaustion that can affect individuals living with diabetes. It occurs when someone with diabetes becomes overwhelmed, frustrated, or fatigued by the constant demands and self-care routines associated with managing the condition. Diabetes is a chronic illness that requires daily attention to factors like blood sugar monitoring, medication or insulin management, dietary choices, exercise, and lifestyle adjustments. The ongoing nature of these responsibilities can lead to burnout.
Common feelings and experiences associated with diabetes burnout may include:
Depression and Anxiety
it's crucial for friends and family to be understanding and supportive of individuals with diabetes, as emotional support and encouragement can make a significant difference in their overall well-being and ability to manage the condition effectively.
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