An all too familiar story….
You’ve got normal school or work, family gatherings, parties, work events, if you have
kids, their events, your workouts, your date nights, social time with your friends.
To be honest, I’m overwhelmed writing that list.
Now, throw in diabetes on top of it.
You’re working to accomplish everything you want in your normal life WHILE managing a disease that doesn't let you take a break.
Ever. 24/7/365. There is no vacation.
Simply managing your Type 1 diabetes can result in diabetes burnout.
Unlike many things in the diabetes world that aren’t discussed enough, this is one topic that is….because it happens so frequently.
Neglect your blood sugars for a few hours and it will come back in full force to remind you that it is there.
It may come back in the form of a 350 blood sugar, zapping you of your energy, motivation, and your free will to do ANYTHING other than curl in a ball on the couch and pray it comes down.
Or, it’ll come in the form of a nice 2:30am low, where you wake up at 42 in a full sweat and panic, run to the fridge, and proceed to devour half of its contents like it's the last supper.
It’ll rear its ugly head again as you wake up 4 hours later at 380 since you over-corrected the low, are now dehydrated, and feel like garbage.
So when you have burnout, IT IS GOOD TO REACH OUT TO THE PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND YOU THE MOST.
The diabetes community.
Because we live it too.
And IT IS GOOD to admit you’re having it and struggling..because we are here to help and we care.
You’re a part of our family and we support our family.
I struggle with burnout too periodically - it happens to the best of us.
Are you dealing with burnout?
What do you do about it?