What are steps someone can take if they are experiencing diabetes burnout?

If you’re feeling the effects of diabetes burnout, don’t worry. There are some steps you can take to help get yourself back on track with diabetes management, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC) and the American Diabetes AssociationOff Site Icon (ADA).

Those steps, according to the CDC and ADA, include:

  • Celebrating successes – No one will be perfect at the diabetes management all the time. Don’t get overwhelmed by minor missteps or setbacks. Look at the bigger picture, be proud of what you are doing well, and keep moving forward.
  • Know you’re not alone – Almost everyone with diabetes experiences burnout from time to time. What’s important is to be able to shake off those feelings and refocus on your diabetes care.
  • Set small goals – Having too lofty of goals and focusing on them all at once can become overwhelming quickly. Eating healthy, working out, striving for a lower A1C level all take work. Start small and add to your goals over time.
  • Stay in touch – Don’t lose contact with your diabetes care provider. When you feel yourself starting to get burned out on your routine, visit your doctor to talk through some ways to get back on track.

Talk to your doctor for more information about how to tackle diabetes burnout.

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