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How Do You Get Over Diabetic Burnout?

I believe that most of us go through a time when we get frustrated with trying to monitor our lives day in and day out. There are days I feel like giving up and saying enough is enough.

But, I do know that with a lot of support, that process will come. I have my ups and downs. Just can't seem to stay on track. I have been trying out different menus to get some variety. If I eat one more piece of baked chicken. I am going to scream.

What do you do to stay on track and not feel that this is it? We would love to hear from you.

  1. People who manage their diabetes frequently experience diabetic burnout as an emotional state. It happens when the ongoing demands of taking medication, adjusting one's food, and changing one's way of life become too much to handle. Getting past diabetic burnout:
    Get Help and Set Reasonable Objectives:
    Standard Variability:
    Self-restraint:
    Innovation:
    Instruction:
    Interaction: Talk honestly about your emotions and problems with family members or close friends who can offer emotional support.

    Recall that getting past diabetic burnout is a journey, therefore it's critical to exercise self-compassion. Putting self-care first, getting support, and keeping an optimistic mindset can all help effectively manage the emotional toll that diabetes has on a person.

    1. Great advice, . Thanks for chiming in! - Lori (Team Member)

    2. Hello , Thanks for some great information. You are right, getting past diabetic burnout is certainly a journey. Some days I think I have it all together and then wham!! I'm down for the count. I'm doing pretty good most of the time, but for some reason, I feel I need dessert. How did you go about getting rid of sweets, if this was one of your downfalls? Thanks for sharing.

  2. I try to exercise and be hopeful there's a cure soon.

    1. Hello , yes I agree. Exercise does help. I lost over 60 pounds and was doing great. It would be nice to have a cure one day. What sort of exercise do you do? I try and walk at least 30 minutes a day. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Not well sleep most of time

    1. Hello , I know what you mean. I toss and turn all night. Do you find yourself getting up to go to the bathroom a lot? Thanks for sharing.

  4. I requested an Endocrinologist which turned my life around. 1. Read as much as you can about T2 diabetes. Ask questions. If you don’t understand ask more questions. 3 years later my weigh is 72kg and my A1c is 5.1!

    1. That is fantastic! Self-advocacy is so important these days given that doctors are so limited in the time they have with each patient. I am glad you decided to see an endocrinologist. It makes sense to see a doctor who specialize in the hormonal imbalances that result in diabetes. Thanks for chiming in. I notice you are new to the community. Welcome! - Lori (Team Member)

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