We host a discussion on a different diabetes topic each Tuesday in our community.
This week, we're discussing Diabetes Distress & Burnout.
Diabetes distress occurs when someone feels overwhelmed by the daily demands of managing diabetes.
Diabetes burnout occurs when a person becomes tired of managing their condition, and then ignores it for a while, or even permanently.
Here are the signs to watch for:
🔹 Feeling angry and frustrated about diabetes management
🔹 Worried about not taking good care of your diabetes but unmotivated to change things
🔹 Being hesitant to go to appointments or check your blood sugars regularly
🔹 Making unhealthy foods choices
🔹 Feeling alone and isolated
Both diabetes distress and burnout can lead to depression if left untreated.
Let's talk about it: Have you ever experienced diabetes distress or burnout?
Please share your experience and how you managed to get back on track with your diabetes management plan.
Tomorrow, we will discuss ways to combat diabetes distress and burnout before they cause depression during our Wellness Wednesday post!
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