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Diabetes Burnout - try these sites

Discussion in 'Community Submitted Guides & Links' started by Lisbet, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Lisbet

    Lisbet Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've read so many posts here from people who are really fed up and feeling defeated by diabetes. Thought I'd share a couple of links that helped me some months ago when I was starting continuous glucose monitoring (Dexcom G4) and could not get clinical support from my GP or hospital. I felt very alone and, even with 48yrs of T1, I found it very challenging to deal with the huge BG swings that stared me in the face every 5mins on my CGM receiver!

    I'd never heard of diabetes burnout before, but it instantly rang a bell and I now see signs of it time after time on this Forum. See http://integrateddiabetes.com/diabetes-burnout/ for helpful tips and also Dr Stephen Ponder's Power Within web site at http://stephenponder.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/recognizing-your-inner-strength/ and his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StephenPonderMD , for what I found the most helpful and encouraging. They are both American sites, so lots of references to different blood sugar measurements, but really worth following nevertheless. Be encouraged by others doing well (and no, I'm not in any way connected to them, just grateful!).
     
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  3. Lisbet

    Lisbet Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - this is also a brilliant one describing so clearly what happens when you 'try too hard' but don't feel you quite get where you want to be!
     
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