need help caring again

AOLIVER96
By AOLIVER96 Latest Reply 2018-08-01 16:55:52 -0500
Started 2018-07-30 13:46:24 -0500

I am 21 years old and i need help. There are times I find myself going through a spiral of caring for my diabetes and doing everything right .Then all of a sudden I stop doing everything and not caring.I am very happy in my life i have an amazing family and boyfriend who help me the best they can.I have had a really hard year and have been extremely stressed out. It seems like very time something bad happens to me i give up on caring.I'm looking for advice on how to keep myself on a schedule and not fall apart every time something bad happens in my life.


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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2018-08-01 16:55:52 -0500 Report

Hey AOLIVER96,

it's great to meet you. I am so glad you are here. What you are experiencing from time to time reminds me of diabetes burnout. Life can feel overwhelming sometimes, and when it does, your diabetic self-care can just feel like a burden. Here's a link to an article I wrote awhile back that might be helpful for you:

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-information-articles/general/410-five-tips-to-manage-diabetes-burnout

What I tell my clients is that taking good care of your health makes the rest of your life possible, and it helps you to be there for the people you care about. It's just what you do, one day at a time.

I hope you will stay in touch with us. Keep us posted on how you're doing. And take good care of yourself. You're worth it!!!

Gary

msann
msann 2018-08-01 10:21:29 -0500 Report

hey lady sorry to having a hard time diabetes is a hard disease patience and having a routine will help you better maybe you need to see diabetic educator to help with your food good luck praying for you

suecsdy
suecsdy 2018-07-31 17:44:02 -0500 Report

Gabby is right. Ultimately, YOU are the one responsible for your care. And sometimes, it sucks. I'm sorry you're feeling so stressed. Have you talked to your family about it. Maybe they could help a little more if they know you're having a hard time. Maybe when you're stressed, you can take a little time to do something nice for yourself; a bath or a good book or your favorite music. Taking care of diabetes is such a fulltime job and we all have our days that we just don't want to do it. Just tell yourself the next day, you'll do better.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2018-07-31 17:18:07 -0500 Report

I know I go through the same thing when I feel I just have too many things on my plate. Unfortunately, self care is very hard. It takes more than a lot of people understand and I know for me, it tends to take a back seat.

The thing that helps me is just reminding myself that I need to do this because no one else can do it for me. As much as we would like them to. It takes a concious effort for me. I think if you just remind yourself that you are worth it, you will do better. It takes time and actually the fact that you are aware is a HUGE step. You will make it.

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