Diabetic Burn out

vanrod42
By vanrod42 Latest Reply 2012-01-24 17:43:20 -0600
Started 2012-01-19 16:51:12 -0600

How do you deal with a Diabetic Burnout? I have been feeling like this for about 2 weeks>


37 replies

cwkw6
cwkw6 2012-01-23 12:23:17 -0600 Report

thats part of what i have but it's worse with ahving biplor and deperrsion im contasntly battling with it

icefog
icefog 2012-01-22 06:24:11 -0600 Report

I think we have all had those moments. I used the excuse that i could eat whatever i wanted as long as i took my pills. And than there was the "I am not going to let this run my life, i will eat what i want, when i want." Now I am paying for it. when I hit 400 + lbs. and i told my son when i come for thanksgiving dinner i would need a sturdier chair than the metal fold out ones. It becomes real. But now i am back on track, losing weight, and already feeling better, and have adjusted my shots down to lower doses. Diabetes is a never ending war and you just keep winning the little battles and you can win the war.

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2012-01-21 23:08:34 -0600 Report

I dont think this is a dumb question: What is a diabetes burn out?

vanrod42
vanrod42 2012-01-24 17:40:53 -0600 Report

A diabetic burnout is when you get tired of sticking your finger, keeping a journal with glucose reading. Basically you are just tired. Of the same routine everyday when it come to diabetes.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-01-21 23:12:32 -0600 Report

The fatique, exhaustion, and hopelessness any of us can feel when we are just exhausted from being "on call" to our our diabetic needs on an endless round of 24/7/365 day/years. It's the "I want to take a vacation from Diabtete feeling!!!"

2012-01-21 17:32:23 -0600 Report

Yeah vanrod, I've suffered from diabetes burnout more than once. Since being diagnosed w/T2 16.5 almost 17 years ago, I've suffered. The most recent, was of August of last year. And it totally screwed my A1C all to hell. It was like any type of carb that I could get my hands on, down the hatch it went. It was like I was in 7th heaven. Now 5 months later, I'm still paying for it.

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2012-01-21 11:01:05 -0600 Report

I don't think your ever get over burnout. I think its part of the disease. I was diagnosed with type 2 17 years ago. I have played a lot of games with myself to survive this horrid disease but I usually find I just have to suck it up and plod on. I know that is not much help but that may be our destiny.
The Great Buddha said "righteous persistence brings good fortune." So I plod on and pray that he is right.
It is not fun but stay on track. Don't let burnout win and do somethng(s) stupid. Plod on along with us.
Godspeed.

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2012-01-21 11:00:41 -0600 Report

I don't think your ever get over burnout. I think its part of the disease. I was diagnosed with type 2 17 years ago. I have played a lot of games with myself to survive this horrid disease but I usually find I just have to suck it up and plod on. I know that is not much help but that may be our destiny.
The Great Buddha said "righteous persistence brings good fortune." So I plod on and pray that he is right.
It is not fun but stay on track. Don't let burnout win and do somethng(s) stupid. Plod on along with us.
Godspeed.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-01-21 07:46:33 -0600 Report

A couple of weeks ago as I wrote in my journal logging in the days foods, BGs, etc… I realized I have to do this forever or someone else may have to do it for me, but it has to be done. I have only been at it 5 mos. Need to schedule a Drs appt., do get tired. I usually will satisfy my sweet tooth by having sugar free hard candies and chocolates at my reach. For dessert I eat sugar free pudding some times, (still as carbs and calories). I I dulge in sugar free jello with fat free whipped topping. I also keep sugar free jellies around. I don't have a cake lady, so do not have the temptation. Maybe a change could be the menu for that Tuesday night is to add green beans instead of corn for veggies, and carry your own sf snacks or dessert. Thus would be hard I am exploring sugar free desserts for those special times. The problem is that to eat healthy is costly then I read the nutrition facts on a sugar free cake mix and think not only is it costly, but will use a loot of my carb allotment, so will save tbar for a special day! Keep strong, another way I deal with the temptations, is that I will buy a lipstick or something small for myself. I am sure you don't need that lol, but keep strong and keep the hope! Louise

vanrod42
vanrod42 2012-01-21 17:11:48 -0600 Report

Thank you so much I have cravings somtime but I have learned how to control it. It's hard but this something I have to do. I have had diabetes for 1 year. And it has definitely benn hard.

annesmith
annesmith 2012-01-21 01:43:20 -0600 Report

I have been suffering from diabetic burnout for about 3 weeks now. I did not realize it was diabetic burnout, but the more I think about it , I can see it is. I just get so tired of looking for a new endo, tired of looking for some of my records that were lost by a doctor's office, and tired of thinking about it. I am back to taking my blood sugar everyday, but, the strips cost so darned much, it wears me out to go to Walgreens and buy more, as I get a DREADFUL feeling in the pit of my stomach every time I pull out my cash to pay for one bottle. One night on a cold winter's night about a year ago, I went to Walgreens, froze walking in there, went to the pharmacy, saw the huge prices on the strips, and it stressed me out. They had gone up in price again. I bought them, telling myself it is very important I take my sugar every day, not just when I feel like it. I got in the car, took it, and it had dropped too low between me being way too cold and the stress of buying them in itself. Man, it gets so tiring. I know I'll come out of it, but I wanted to let you know I fully understand what you are going through. ANNE

vanrod42
vanrod42 2012-01-21 17:15:11 -0600 Report

If you have insurance go to Liberty Medical, Edgepark Medical, Byrum Healthcare or Surepoint Medical. I use Surepoint for my strips and lancets and my co-pay is only $10. These companies send your supplies through the mail. Free shipping.

annesmith
annesmith 2012-01-23 02:23:02 -0600 Report

I have insurance for low income people, even though I work 2 jobs. I only clear $1030 a month between 2 jobs, but the information you gave me is still extremely helpful…thank you…ANNE

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-01-21 00:05:16 -0600 Report

Somedays it is a real struggle.
Especially on Tuesday nights when I am at Mom's (AKA The Cake Lady) for supper. Why am I the only one out of 10 people there who cannot eat the garlic bread, corn, scalloped potatoes with a hint of ham, and marshmallow, mandarin orange jell-o salad? Eating supper just before I go there to have supper. Calculating how many carbs in 7 kernels of corn, 5 slices of spuds, and 2 slices of oranges coated in sugary jell-o with salad dressing is math almost beyond my ability. Trying to decide if I can spit out the marshmallow I didn't know was in the jell-o goo until it was in my mouth. And I love marshmallows - small, large, and Peeps! Then dessert. Why is cake and ice cream a problem.
Is the Title Dutchess of Carb already taken, or can The Cake Lady have it?

Tamarah1216
Tamarah1216 2012-01-20 10:57:03 -0600 Report

Hi… It's a constant battle. When I was diagnosed last May it was really bad for me … I didn't think I would ever push thru it, around it, or over it for that matter. lol… I had never felt so beat down in my life. Once I got my medication under control and started working out it got a little better for me but there are still days when I feel like I can just drop where I stand because of burnout and sheer exhaustion.

I know what you mean about choc too, I still get those cravings and I was never a choc eater b4 diabetes. I now buy the sugar free Russel Stover pecan cluster or choc covered coconut and eat 1 or 2 pieces to satify my craving and it gets me thru until the next time.

Good luck to you and I wish you the best!!

Tamara

Tamarah1216
Tamarah1216 2012-01-20 11:01:37 -0600 Report

yes and i get tired of testing and checking labels the whole process is a real burnout BUT we have to do it … my thing is exhaustion… I'm tired of being tired…that's my burnout. have a great day !!!

vanrod42
vanrod42 2012-01-20 11:45:15 -0600 Report

Thank you Tamarah1216, I feel the same way. I might get burnt out but if I want to live and have no complications then I have to do what my Fr. says.
Peace& Blessings

Have a blessed day.

digitaldoorbell
digitaldoorbell 2012-01-19 18:38:29 -0600 Report

Actually, I don't think you can ever end diabetic burnout. What happens over time, and I am sure you are learning now, you learn to adjust. I don't know what you have cravings for. If it's sweet things, there's a lot of help for you but read labels carefully.

I use NuStevia a lot and really like it. I no longer crave "junk" but the occasional sweet thing is great.

All the best.

vanrod42
vanrod42 2012-01-19 19:05:40 -0600 Report

Thank you for the. Information. When I was first diagnosed I was craving for chocolate. It isn't as bad as it was earlier. But now I am at the point of where I am tired of checking my sugar and stick myself and keeping a journal everyday is driving me crazy. But I know I have to do it.

vanrod42
vanrod42 2012-01-19 19:05:32 -0600 Report

Thank you for the. Information. When I was first diagnosed I was craving for chocolate. It isn't as bad as it was earlier. But now I am at the point of where I am tired of checking my sugar and stick myself and keeping a journal everyday is driving me crazy. But I know I have to do it.

joe_h
joe_h 2012-01-20 08:53:10 -0600 Report

yeah I get that feeling and wish there was an easy answer sometimes I try hard to forget taht I am diabetic and take a vacation for a a day not super binge but I take a break from the logging and counting every carb but I do come back to it.

vanrod42
vanrod42 2012-01-20 09:20:59 -0600 Report

I do that also sometime Joe. I have gotten to the point where sometimes I can be mentally and physically drained. But I koew what I have to do and I di it.

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