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Diabetes Burnout.

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

  1. babsy2

    babsy2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your very welcome people have always said to me the T2 is a nightmare condition my answer is always yes it will course you no end of probs if you don't adhere to the advice your gp gives you and your diabetic nurse gives you on your first visit you will be beset will problems but if you listen and don't be afraid to ask questions even if they might seem trivial trust I asked silly questions even now you will feel much better in yourself and that can only help your diabetes I do believe that the calmer you can stay once you've got your head round it the better you'll feel and the calmer the loved ones and your closest friends will get their round it and they'll help you rather than be anxious around you and always remember at this festive time you can eat what others eat just not so much as them good luck and a very merry Xmas and a less stressed 2016
     
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    Evelynross Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was prescribed statins last week, there's too much bad publicity for there not to be some truth in it. My cholesterol is 5.2, history of bad hearts in both sides of my family, so confused and worried. I've lost 2 stone on hflc.
     
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  3. babsy2

    babsy2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm on a hatful of drugs daily I've been on Simvastatin for the last six yrs or so my cholesterol was 7.2 when I started it varies between 3.6 to 4.2 I have mine tested four times a year due to the amount of medication I take everyday I have never had any problems with any side effects from Simvastatin the best person to advise you is your gp also have a talk to your diabetic nurse best of luck
     
  4. MellitusTrap

    MellitusTrap Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a traumatic life changing incident this year and as I found my world collapsing around me, taking my pills on time (if at all), became increasingly difficult as each duvet day blurred into the next.

    It didn't take so long until I was hospitalised (with a sugar reading of 33mmol/L) - if you haven't already gasped, I'll explain that means my blood had turned into syrup.

    That was months ago and my sugars are still wildly out of control. I have a good GP, who is changing meds for me and being supportive. He just doesn't have time and resources that a patient needs and as a partner GP, I can't help wondering how often cost is a factor in his decision making process.

    All that said, I have renewed vigour. To the gym!
     
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    MellitusTrap Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do have one tip for dealing with burnout and finding all your toys are on the floor.

    Pick up one small thing and start doing it consistently.

    I burned out from trying to do too much.
     
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  6. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I am feeling that way now, trying to keep my levels under control and dealing with my poor elderly dad and his future.

    Take care
     
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  7. MellitusTrap

    MellitusTrap Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I feel for you.
    Do one thing just for you a week.
    It gives you a good marker for how time passing too.
    Do it regularly. Don't wuss out.
    And don't over commit yourself.

    You'll be amazed at how soon you'll find yourself confidently in control again.

    Best wishes
     
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  8. Millymay2

    Millymay2 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I tried very hard over Christmas to eat as normal as possible but my BS was 15 and 20 why I have no idea .Does stress
    affect BS readings as I have plenty of that at the moment.! Hope everyone feel better soon HAPPY NEW YEAR
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  9. babsy2

    babsy2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's so easy to get tempted by all the goodies around I take the attitude that I'll have a few of the indulgienicies and then take my Metformin then a couple of hours later I'll take my blood my & then decide whether I not I was right or wrong then if the latter I won't do it again HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO
     
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    Oslo Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks Robinredbreast, the link is particularly good and has got me thinking of breaking things down into mangabey chunks rather than feeling constantly overwhelmed.
     
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  11. AloeSvea

    AloeSvea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely having a diabetes burnout day (a day at least!). Feeling overwhelmed by the fact that this self-management business is 'for the duration' (and I am hoping that will be about 30 years hence - if I - you know - self manage all the bloomin' time!) (argh!)

    I like the sunset thing - "You are not a maths problem! See yourself as a sunset – not something to be solved, but appreciated –your achievements, attempts at change, dreams and goals – sit back and appreciate them from time to time and remember there is more to life than diabetes." Very nice indeed. I need that right now.

    Instead of screaming and crying, which is what I want to do, I will go on a long walk, and a swim, and sit in some bubbles (which always makes me feel better - the bubbles part). Mr Svea will come with me.

    I like that love is, hopefully, life-long. But I don't like that diabetes is!

    (off to sit in bubbley water...)
     
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  12. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Thank you for your encouraging words, problem is, I am one person doing a massive amount, I don't drive so have to get on and off buses to different places all the time,left a carrier bag yesterday with my new organizer, a present from my teen and paperwork in it, I will get it, hopefully today, many hypo's too which I am trying so hard not to have, this is my 27th year of diabetes and I had a really bad time a few months ago as I was in a very, very dark place, I don't want to go there again and I blamed diabetes for it, so sick of it all. So much to do regarding my elderly dad, his house, finances and I am having to pay out for things, a skip on Friday, £240, then the council to take away electrical goods and I will have to go for a court deputy guardianship, which will cost about 1 and half thousand pounds, plus VAT and £400 has to be paid up front to the court, which I will have to pay, but will get it reimbursed in about 6 months time and when it goes through and my dad will have pay the rest to the solicitor.
    I am trying to be positive and I know that this will not last for ever, but I am exhausted, physically and mentally, it is so hard. My grown up son is helping on Friday to clear out the bigger items into the skip and we both visit my dad in the new care home, plus my teenager too at the weekend.
    Stress and worry can mess up my BS so much and I don't want anymore auto immune conditions. I was so looking forward to 2016, for a fresh positive start ...................
    Take care everyone, best wishes RRB x
     
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    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    RRB .... things will improve. For all the care you take with others, you deserve a HUGE break. You better get one otherwise they'll have me to answer to. :)

    Wishing you every good fortune :) Solicit some help if you can :)

    Mike
     
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  14. Millymay2

    Millymay2 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry you are having a hard time . My husband has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and he might have bowel as well ! The stress has caused my diabetes to go crazy I try not to let him know what my reading are as he gets ansious and that doesn't help him .For the past year it's been hospital appointments and doctors I hope 2016 is better for us all .
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    richyb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    sorry to hear of this. I am type 1 and have been for over 50 years. I was diagnosed at 13yrs old. Back then there were no such thing as blood tests. I think we all at times go through bad patches ( I am haveing one now ) I wish you well and hope you come out of it soon. One thing that might make you feel better in yourself and your control is try to get on a DAFNE course. Not only will it teach you a lot but you get to meet other type 1's
     
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    sickofit Type 2 · Active Member

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    really good to read as i am also in burn out! also do not feel like the so called care team are at all helpful!!
     
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    linnyb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diabetes burnout & connection to mental health really struck a chord, making me think maybe there has been an element of this mixed in with my mental health problems. I was so obsessive about my bm's throughout pregnancy, then encountered masses of stress. Have to say I have done a course on mindfulness, it isn't always easy to use but it can have a very positive result. There are mindfulness exercises online, give them a go, they will help you to see how rarely we are really living in the moment.:)
     
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  18. julieemma

    julieemma Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I got bipolar and I think I'm getting confused what to eat and what not finding it difficult at the moment done mindfulness with psychologist and still stuck
     
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    linnyb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't get me wrong mindfulness is difficult & isn't the miracle cure that psychologists make it out to be. I also admit that mentally you have to be in a place to use it. In a lot of ways it is a unnatural way of living & nobody can be mindful all of the time, it is impossible. But when you can use it, it does help, honest! I struggle with it all the time & it has been preached at me as I have a borderline diagnosis. When you can't use it to help deal with day to day life, try and do one practice a day. I have found my most useful one to be breathing mindfully, but I also know I have friends who prefer practical mindfulness eg colouring, doing your nails. Hang on in there, as there will be a point at which you can mentally use it as an aid to help & don't think your failing when you can't do it, it is a budhist practice that is taught from a very young age & even budhist adults struggle with it. Sending hug. Am here for support & encouragement, we all need that:cat:
     
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  20. keep_going

    keep_going Type 1 · Active Member

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    oh, that really sucks! it can be really depressing, and just horrible to feel unwell day in day out xx do you have support from your diabetes clinic/consultant?
     
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