Avoiding Diabetes Burnout

Are you having difficulty managing your diabetes? Do you sometimes feel that your diabetes is controlling you, and not the other way around? Does it occasionally feel next to impossible to self-manage the various tasks associated with diabetes (diet, exercise, and glucose monitoring, in addition to your other daily obligations? Rest assured, you are not alone and help is available! You may be suffering from diabetes burnout, a condition manifested by such feelings as frustration, anger, sadness, apathy, and hopelessness. Diabetes, unlike many other chronic health conditions, is a 24/7 situation. You don’t get to take a “day off” and put diabetes “on hold”. It can be quite overwhelming, and w

Diabetes and Mental Health

There has been a growing interest in the area of mental health, with regards to persons with diabetes. Whether it be an underlying mental health condition present at the time of a diabetes diagnosis, or mental health issues surfacing in relationship to a new diagnosis of diabetes, researchers agree we need to dedicate more resources to this unique situation. A new diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming, to say the least. Adopting new lifestyle changes, new dietary changes, and medications to one’s current daily regimen can cause increased anxiety. In addition, medical costs will likely increase, at least in the early stages while getting this chronic disease under control. Support and enc

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