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[RECOMMENDED!] Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky, PhD, American Diabetes Association, 2000. ISBN 1580400337.


Many people with diabetes also deal with depression. It's common and understandable. This wonderful book throws a strong and practical light on how the anger, worries and burdens of caring for diabetes day in and day out can effect you. Written in an interactive format, the book the emotional issues that contribute to poor diabetes control and provides guidance to overcoming your barriers to self-care. Worksheets help you assess your current level of motivation and establish a successful plan of action.

Diabetes Burnout addresses such issues as:

  • Ten good reasons to hate blood sugar monitoring (and what to do about them)
  • Worrying about long-term complications: the uses and misuses of fear
  • Depression and diabetes: a tough combination
  • Friends, family and health care providers - the diabetes police
  • How stresses influence diabetes (and what to do about it)
  • More

If you're "fed-up," try reading "Diabetes Burnout" and completing the worksheets. You will not only feel acknowledged, but you'll end up with a plan to do something truly helpful to improve how you're feeling.

Betty Brackenridge

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