Answers to Common Diabetes Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about diabetes.

What is diabetes burnout?

Diabetes burnout – also known as diabetes distress – is when negative emotions can overtake someone with diabetes who was previously dedicated to making the healthy lifestyle choices to manage their diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC) and the American Diabetes AssociationOff Site Icon (ADA).

Managing diabetes includes:

  • Checking your blood sugar
  • Eating well
  • Making time for physical activity
  • Staying on track with doctor’s appointments
  • Taking your medication
  • Tracking your blood sugar

These steps are all part of a lifestyle different from what most people lived before having diabetes, according to the CDC.

Whether you were sick, attended gatherings where you didn’t stick to your goals, stopped seeing results, or just got overwhelmed, diabetes burnout happens to most people at one point or another, according to the CDC.

For more about diabetes burnout, talk with your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Isaac Corney, MD, Trotwood Physician Center; Ann DeClue, MD, Saadeddine Dughman, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Gary Fishbein, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Irina Gendler, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Roger Goodenough, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; J. Wes Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Timothy O Donnell, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; Miguel Parilo, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Srikanth Sadhu, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Trisha Zeidan, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Miguel Parilo, MD, FACP, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Kristine Sun, MD; Premier Family Care of Mason;

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Michael Chunn, MD

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