How do you stay on the bandwagon and avoid diabetes burnout?

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette Terry Latest Reply 2013-09-11 15:33:28 -0500
Started 2013-09-04 21:33:51 -0500

I think that everyone at some point does experience diabetes burnout. You have to find your own tricks to stay on the bandwagon, but it can be hard. If you are looking for tips to avoid burnout you can check out this article with a few ideas.

If you have found a good balance and some good tricks please to share so that we all can stay on the bandwagon together!

4 replies

_Sean 2013-09-08 10:30:42 -0500 Report

i just got a pump. i feel like it makes it easier to try and control your blood sugar because you can take the right amount of insulin to correct your sugar. thats encouraging. shots cant really do it that affectively.

Carla48 2013-09-07 17:43:18 -0500 Report

Thanks so much. I am really struggling with consistency and making permanent , consistent dietary changes. This article really helped me put it all in perspective.

AuntBee1945BK 2013-09-05 00:43:30 -0500 Report

Not on pills or shots, but I do have sharp pains hit me here and there through out my body. As far a burn out… I can understand.. be there with other fazes of my life. I have had a very childish attitude, that is an understatement to say the least. All very confusing. Lots to learn, and read , then reread.. over and over again, to understand what I have read. Telling my self that My Life and Limbs and Eye sight, other parts of my body that could shut down, due to not carrying for my self. It is really scary.
Use one tools to help, make keeping track of everything easier.

Bun10 2013-09-11 15:33:28 -0500 Report

I had a burn out not too long ago. I just wanted to stop the world and get off this merry go round for a while. I knew I was being ridiculous but I just HAD to. I learned a lot about myself. I'm not on pills and I regulate my diabetes with diet. My last A1C was 5.4 so if you're not in my shoes, DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME! I hopped back on the revolving world 3 days later laughing at myself. Apparently, my new lifestyle diet is so ingrained in me that I pretty much automatically follow it. The thing I loved and craved most my whole life was a Boston cream donut. When I was diagnosed, if I craved one, I'd wait 3 weeks. If I still craved one, I'd buy just one and happily indulge. Eventually, the cravings got farther apart and within a year those cravings were gone. That was never my goal. I thought my gushy + chocolate cravings were a lifetime lasting part of me! So, when I got off the world for what turned out to be 3 days, I bought one Boston cream doughnut…I didn't even enjoy it! I didn't much stray from what I eat regularly now. I had to laugh at my Rebel adventure. I was so obsessed with what I eat that, that obsession was making me recent the fact I'm a diabetic. Fortunately, I have always loved all veggies. Unfortunately, I loved gravy and sauces :(. Pretty much I eat gravy only on Thanksgiving now. I wouldn't think of eating any pasta except Dreamfield brand. I discovered Quinoa. I've always loved mushrooms but now I eat them more frequently. Bread I don't eat unless it is whole wheat and I don't eat much of that. I've been a diabetic 2 1/2 years. My eyes have suffered from it. I get tired beyond belief. I imagine what that would be like if I didn't have a new eating life style that is now ingrained. It takes a lot longer to grocery shop because I read labels. I don't buy frozen bags of fish because it is mostly from the orient. I buy tilapia at $7.99 lb because I discovered each cleaned fish is usually 1/4 to 1/3 of a lb. for maybe $2.79ish. I buy from the fish counter and it says where it is from. I never buy farm raised (who knows what they are fed). I buy caught in the wild. I eat egg beaters egg whites. I picked up egg beaters reg eggs florentine and the texture was too thick for me. Hahaha another example of ingrained change of eating habits. I can eat a sunny side up egg but not scrambled. Another thing to laugh at myself about lifestyle changes. Now, after my rebel adventure, I'm not so anal and anxious about my diabetes. I know I'm making good choices automatically. I don't recent the diabetes as much. Although, I guess being that way in the beginning thru two years is how I got to where I am now. Also, I think I caught it early on before my sugars were so whacked out. I feel so badly for those of you struggling with it and seeing no results. Dr. Gary, I was a lab tech and knew early on that I was hypoglycemic. Just eat like a diabetic now for yours. Don't forget those boiled egg or tuna fish snacks. I didn't take my hypoglycemia as a warning even after passing out. I hooey pluyed it. I'd have been so much better off if I had zeroed in on it back in my 20's. Trying to stay on a budget and raise a family was hard enough. We always tend to put our family needs ahead of ours. Thinking, "I'll be fine", like we are somehow immune or immortal and not realizing our families would suffer without us in their lives…or even that it really is a possibility.