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Diabetes Burnout.

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

  1. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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  2. G0ldengirl68

    G0ldengirl68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm only into this whole deal since January (diagnosis) and I've had burnout a couple of times. I will gladly look at your link and thanks so much!
     
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  3. Lainie71

    Lainie71 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I get frustrated as I cannot seem to eat anything except greens things and meat in small doses. Sometimes I feel like giving up - but I have come so far in such a short time :bigtears:
     
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  4. G0ldengirl68

    G0ldengirl68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think the baking will be a lot of help for me because I can't afford the ready-made, plus I don't trust it either. There's recipes galore, but baking takes time and willingness. When I want something to eat I can't just grab something safe unless it's ready to eat. I don't get really bad hunger pains, but I get them. Yesterday I didn't want to eat so much dairy (to go more Keto) but I had to grab some to make a full meal. I only ate 694 calories total and 14g of carbs. Today has to be different as I know that's not enough for me.

    Hang in their Lainie, I think if we are eating balanced meals, minus things that we know aren't healthy like sugar, we'll do fine.
     
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  5. Lainie71

    Lainie71 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes G0ldengirl68 but what about the craving of pancakes :arghh::arghh:
     
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  6. G0ldengirl68

    G0ldengirl68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Did you do some experimenting then testing sweetie?? If I have a good, or better count, I look at my food diary to make sure what and how many carbs I ate. Oh, the other thing I know for you was you thought the Almond flour didn't set right with you. So I also should have asked if you ate some of the other things, while eliminating the Almond Flour. Then if you get a reaction, you might have got the other from something else, not the almond flour. There is also coconut flour. I know these different flours are, well, different, but I just love the new foods, it takes some time to realize they are so yummy and I have no cravings, honest I don't.

    You can still make pancakes, and there is even syrup. I know our food industries focus on "enticing us" with a lot of unhealthy stuff, but they are slowly coming round because so many people are getting sick from non-nutritional food ;)

    Do you need some easy recipes to try, or a Food Diary to help you out? I could give you a link or two on recipes, and there are several here. For Diaries, I bet this forum can recommend some good ones. I won't because I don't want folks to think I'm trying to sell something ;) But tracking my foods, just even 2 weeks, while testing you can get amazing info about your body. I've lost 10 lbs as of this a.m. I couldn't believe it as I've been lazy for a week not exercising, just daily chores etc.

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  7. G0ldengirl68

    G0ldengirl68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Here's just one I googled but have not tried @Lainie71 and it might be one to try out. Says it has 1 carb, but someone here might know about the other ingredients to be sure if it's a good recipe. Let me know if you try it ;)
    https://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/gluten-free-low-carb-coconut-flour-pancakes-592220/

    It also mentions a syrup you can buy that is carb free using Monk Fruit. I know nothing about Monk Fruit as I like my Stevia, but I would try this syrup just to see if I could avoid making my own ;) Well, I do know many say Monk Fruit is top-notch for a sugar-alternative.
     
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  8. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    From where was this sourced? Relevance to the thread?
     
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  9. Jack111

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    The suicide rate is higher too which shouldn't be a surprise
     
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    Same, thanks to this culture where they do absolutely nothing until things effect their lives
     
  11. philly1991

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    Is there anybody who has previously experienced burnout but overcome this? I'm really struggling at the minute, I've been attempting to engage again for months but I'm really not coping. Any tips would be great. I had been seeing a lovely DSN almost weekly but she retired in July and I've seen nobody since, it's like they just forgot about me. So I've basically just been trying to help myself which as I know from what I'm experiencing now does not work.
     
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  12. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Myself I had my treatment plan changed by hospital but I did not have this forum then.
    Have you read any testimonials and successes on the forum. I found them very empowering.
    I definitely conquered mine and made my recovery a new project and treated it as a long term project by having small aims then starting the next one, then next til I'm here today insulin free. It has been messed about by covid restrictions but I treated it as a barrier I knew would resolve or become less pressured, eventually. I too just carried on regardless through covid with my aims for my recovery. The masks- limitations just reminded me that my grandparents survived the war and many death threatening illnesses/viruses extra without vaccines then, of which my generation and younger take for granted. I have been very very lucky considering my barriers due to ignorance and lack of intelligence regarding my childhood health problems.
    What is YOUR whole aim for your diabetes? What would you find the beginning step to be?
    I'm sure many forum members know how you have been feeling. It's been bizarre to say the least.
    Have you pinpointed why you started your burnout @philly1991 ?
    I've examined why mine occurred and it was because I wasn't ready to acknowledge how much diabetes can influence my fast moving life. I had alot of pressure at home about moving house with a baby, young child and an ill partner. So I moved everything back to the North-East where I grew up and knew a home would be far easier for me to manage even with all of the responsibilities. Rather than half. My good friends were fantastic and helped without any further stress. My diabetes was put to the very back of the queue of maintenance. Which I will never do again. Its hugely important for the clockwork of our family mechanic's now. No matter who criticises my choice. After all if they cared they would want me healthy and happy too. And that is very important. I think many giving people forget that truth.
    Are you under alot of pressure now and before covid @philly1991? Can you bypass it to put yourself first with your diabetes needs? It will be looked back upon as just a temporary high maintenance period and very short in the whole picture. Once you get right it will become second nature to maintain, I promise.
    I wrote my aims down in a mini diary and ticked them off.
    With regards to your dn - do they know you in need of them right at this moment? Tell them what you need. They will soon tell you yes or no. Believe me. They know more you think about what's expected from their bosses. Go with what they can do for now. It's a great start.
     
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  13. G0ldengirl68

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    I'm not sure if you mean burn-out as in tired, as in lethargic, no energy, or tired of the foods? I've had the "no energy" thing, off and on about 7 months now. It comes a goes with some "full of energy" days, and tired days. I eat the same every day, with variety of meats, fats and low-carb vegies (the lowest ones).

    What do your average meals consist of, and how many calories (about how many) do you eat? I know if I don't eat enough, I don't have enough food (fuel). Are you cheating ;) ? I guess I should also ask if you do Keto diet, or Low Carb High Fat? Exercise, too little too much? I ask all these to myself as well if I'm not feeling up to daily tasks.

    This forum has a lot of great input so please hang in there and pop in and read when you can. They've helped me a ton. Also I watch videos from different doctors on Youtube like Dr. Berg, Dr. Benjamin Bikman and a few others I've been turned onto here on the forums ;)
     
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  14. Erin

    Erin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
     
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