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What is diabetes burnout?

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  • Kelly Dabel, RD moderator
    2 years ago

    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. In addition to speaking with your doctor, this article offers some great suggestions for how to recognize and manage burnout:

  • Meryl Krochmal, RD, CSP, CDE, CNSC moderator
    2 years ago

    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.” See my article on diabetes burnout:

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