Thanks for all of the comments on Wednesday’s post about burnout and “diabetes overwhelmus.” There were some great strategies and tips on wrangling in the chaos and living well.
Here are the winning entries:
[When I am] Overwhelmed…I look around and count 5 blessing. It can be a good reality check and a notice that it could be worse.
I get most overwhelmed when dealing with a sticky high. I have learned that going for a walk will clear my head and help lower my blood sugar. A two-fer!
Whenever I begin to feel “Diabetes overwhelmus” I remind myself that while it might be tempting to stop caring/trying, it is SO not worth the return of constant thirst (in addition to all of the other symptoms / complications)…there’s nothing worse then the relentless thirst of a high blood sugar! I just try and look at how far I have come, and everything I have to look forward to. When that doesn’t work, I try and see my diabetes educator- after getting to see or talk to her, I always feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.
Bonnie, Colleen, and Erin, I’ll be emailing you this morning with details on delivering your book to you. Thanks to Paula and Susan for offering copies of their book as a giveaway!