BURNOUT.. I'm disgusted....

By Chrissy1982 Latest Reply 2013-11-26 23:52:27 -0600
Started 2013-11-25 13:06:06 -0600

I'm wondering, if anyone out there would care to discuss this a little, I have been trying to come to some kind of realistic term in my head for these emotions, basically, I'm tired of checking my blood 8-10 times a day, have not been working out, sticking with safe foods, and boy I'm angry..

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Brenin 2013-11-26 15:46:50 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed on April 1, 2013 with diabetes and had an A1C of 12.9 as of October 1, I've managed to bring that down to 7.9. But it's not been an easy emotional journey. I've been angry that my whole day has to be focused on what I eat, when I eat and how often I've eaten. I get so sick and tired of pricking my body with lancets, I'm sick and tired of constantly having to think and plan what I'm going to eat and then heaven forbid what I planned on eating isn't in the house. I hate working out and I'm pissed that I can't eat the way I want. Most of all, I have lots of days where I'm angry at myself for doing this to my body and all because I want to eat what I want to eat.

Brenin 2013-11-26 15:49:28 -0600 Report

I'm flat out tired of monitoring every wrinkle in a cat's behind that pertains to my diabetic condition. BUT I don't want to die from diabetic complications any sooner than I have to…so I keep doing all the things I'm sick and tired of doing.

Yerachmiel 2013-11-26 06:01:44 -0600 Report

Intneresting. The more I read and see and speak with others, the more furtunate I feel I was to have been diagnosed at such a young age (two) and never to have known any other life.

Control is an interesting toopic. When I had diabetes for ten years (forty two years ago as of Nov. 7th) control meant that i stayed out of the hospital, didn't have any severe reactions and that my parents were not called to school for MEDICAL emergencies…

Ten years later (at age 22, 32 years ago) I had already been wearing an insulin pump for two years (and had gone through first three models), been testing glucose (fingerstick, using a system with a spray bottle of water after 60 second blood on the strip) and getting my A1c back into control. Now I'm a 'proud' member of Joslin & Lilly's fifty clubs, have been moved to another pump and sensor combo four months ago, got remarried and moved six months ago and restarting life yet again…

jaydoubleyou23 2013-11-26 23:51:56 -0600 Report

Everyone goes down that road once or twice..but you just got to learn to look on the bright side of things. Focus on your hobbies and people that make you happy and try to take this disease as a blessing and an opportunity to better yourself. You just have to come to terms and accept the challenge. It will get better. :)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-11-25 19:13:51 -0600 Report

I have never been down that road. You have to fully come to terms with your disease otherwise you will continue to feel this way.

KellyJo76 2013-11-25 17:34:55 -0600 Report

I hear ya! I go through the same thing… Seems that it happens when I have too many other things going on in my life… hang in there!

Chrissy1982 2013-11-26 01:36:49 -0600 Report

Hi kellyJo, yes true when I have my mind churning I wanna toss it all in, I'm hanging .. Maybe making everyone crazy,

jayabee52 2013-11-25 17:06:51 -0600 Report

Howdy Chrissy

Yes you picked the right term (IMHO) to describe the emotions you are describing here.

I believe most of us have been there once or twice since our Dx.

Anything more you'd like to add?


Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2013-11-25 15:01:05 -0600 Report

We've all been there, just try to hang on the best you can. I kind of went astray for a good ten years, now I have 1 working eye and one full of silicone that I call Pam. Hang on to the good habits that you can and work at getting the others back the best you can. Don't beat yourself up over it, just do the best you can.

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