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Dealing with Diabetes Burnout: How to Recharge and Get Back on Track When You Feel Frustrated and Overwhelmed Living with Diabetes

by Ginger Vieira Demos Health
Pub Date:
05/2014
ISBN:
9781936303595
Format:
Pbk 256 pages
Price:
AU$29.99 NZ$33.03
Product Status: In Stock Now
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Dealing with Diabetes Burnout: How to Recharge and Get Back on Track When You Feel Frustrated and Overwhelmed Living with Diabetes is an inspiring and empowering guide to managing the daily work and pressure of diabetes management - counting carbohydrates at every meal, constantly adjusting medication doses, taking daily injections, pricking fingers multiple times a day, and struggling with the unavoidable challenges of fancy, yet imperfect, technology - that can lead to burnout. Vieira provides the tools and encouragement needed to help readers get back on track and make diabetes management a rewarding priority. Chapters directly address burnout in relation to: food, exercise, insulin dosing, blood sugar checking, fear of low blood sugar, being a caregiver/spouse of a person with diabetes, communicating more effectively with your doctor, taking a healthy ''vacation'' from diabetes, and creating realistic expectations and goals.

Introduction: The Perfect Diabetic...I'd Rather Search for Big Foot! Chapter 1: No Vacations or Days Off? This is the Worst Job Ever! Exploring the Pressures and Expectations That Can Make Diabetes Feel So Darn Overwhelming Chapter 2: I Haven't Checked My Blood Sugar in 3 Weeks (ehh...months) Digging Deeper into What Is Currently Happening in Your Life with Diabetes Chapter 3: I Want to be Perfect by Tomorrow (or I'm Giving Up!) Setting Yourself Up for Success with Realistic Goals and Fewer Pitfalls Chapter 4: When Every Little Number Feels Like a Grade Taking on the Responsibilities of Medications and Blood Sugar Checks without the Overwhelming Pressure Chapter 5: Yes, I Ate 17 Cookies, So Sue Me! Becoming a Person Who Respects Their Body Through Food Chapter 6: Get Your Sweat-Betes on! Learning How to Make Exercise of Any kind a Real (and Positive!) Part of Your Life Chapter 7: Crazy Little Thing Called Love This One Is for the People Who Love and Care about You! Chapter 8: I Did Everything I'm Supposed To Do and I'm Still Not Perfect Embracing Your Progress and Giving Yourself Credit for Dealing with Diabetes Every Day Resources for Continued Support

Author of Your Diabetes Science Experiment and Emotional Eating with Diabetes, Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999. Today, she is an avid freelance writer and motivational speaker with a background as a certified cognitive coach, personal trainer, and Ashtanga yoga instructor specializing in coaching people with diabetes. She creates diabetes video blogs at her YouTube Channel and produces regular freelance content for various diabetes websites including DiabetesDaily.com and ASweetLife.org. In 2009 and 2010, Ginger set 15 records in drug-tested powerlifting with her best lifts including a 308 lb deadlift, 190 lb. bench press, and a 265 lb. squat. Today, she lives in Vermont with three dogs and her fella. Living-in-progress.com