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Diabetes Burnout.

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by catherinecherub, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. leslie10152

    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So tired, just want to sleep forever.
     
  2. MikeTurin

    MikeTurin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    me too - maybe the fact this night I've only slept 5 hours and work today is making me more tired than I should.
     
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  3. leslie10152

    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I know that horrid sense of 'burn out', but I find motivating the people around me helps to get through that period. I make people laugh and have a good time. It gets me through those miserable moments!
     
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  4. leslie10152

    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good information.
     
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  6. leslie10152

    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You can't do this more than one day at a time due to the infinite number of variables. Like you, my job is very hectic, and on occasion I have delayed or skipped insulin, with disastrous results! I have lived through serious hypos and have needed to be taken somewhere so I could recover in privacy. It is dpressing, but it is not an option to surrender. My thoughts are with you. We make mistakes, yet each mistake is a blip on your learning curve.
     
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    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Being in a supporting role gives me the drive and the energy to cope with diabetes. It distracts me from my own problems and creates a strong focus. Something to strive for.
     
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  8. leslie10152

    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Having a bad moment. Got busy today and forgot my insulin. Came home feeling irritable and lethargic. BGL 24.3 at 8:30pm.
     
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  9. leslie10152

    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Having a massive diabetes burnout, going to be off the air for a while.
     
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  10. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    I think you have not only diabetes burnout, but a caring burnout too, making you emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted. Take care.
     
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    #190 zand, May 26, 2017 at 8:05 AM
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    cadd79 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hope you're ok
     
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  12. leslie10152

    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Back on my feet. Another obstacle taken down, I live another day.
     
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    Feanor1999 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi all. Stu here

    I'm a 51 year old T2 of three years. After an adverse reaction to metformin, with very bad diarrhoea and pooping blood in extremis, after a colonoscopy I didn't need I just gave up with taking any meds. However, with my constant poly uria, joint pain, weight loss and all the rest, yesterday I admitted defeat. I went back to my diabetic nurse and got back on the horse. Without metformin. I really wanna get rid of these symptoms. They're driving me nuts. All I'd like to say is go back to your nurse and talk. My blood was 23.7 and had been higher. I was almost sent to hospital. I don't want that. The food's horrible LOL. Take care
     
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    Thanks for your info very much ,
     
  15. leslie10152

    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum @twisted imaginings. After 12 years of this, I sometimes feel that way. But there are so many people who tell me to fight on I have no choice. You will have these moments, but don't give up.
     
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    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum @Feanor1999. Know that too well!
     
  17. WarDoctor

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    Think I am going diabetes burnout !
     
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    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum @WarDoctor, I am going through it myself after fighting off an infection for the last two weeks. How do you feel? Weak and lethargic, emotionally drained. So many on the forum have experienced this situation, but it passes with time. You are with a good team here, but you will find that non diabetics don't understand.
     
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    Though one might have the right treatment, it may not fade into the background. Cope with it in easy ways slow down your other part of life and allow yourself to be burned out. Meditation is a very useful technique. Once in a while take a break from your tools.
     
  20. letstalk1

    letstalk1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for this.
     
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