Dealing with diabetes burnout : how to recharge and get back on track when you feel frustrated and overwhelmed living with diabetes / Ginger Vieira ; acquisitions editor, Julia Pastore.
- New York : Demos Health, 2014.
1 online resource (256 p.)
- Diabetes -- Popular works.
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- An inspiring and empowering guide to managing the daily work and pressure of diabetes management. Living with diabetes is non-stop, 24 hours a day. 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 can lead to burnout. With compassion, knowledge, and humor, Ginger Vieira provides the tools and encouragement needed to help you get back on track and make diabetes management a rewarding priority. She shows you how to:.: Set y
- Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Perfect Diabetic ... I'd Rather Search for Big Foot!; 1. No Vacations or Days Off? This Is the Worst Job Ever!; Diabetes Burnout Can Be Round, Purple, Tall, or Covered in Spots; The Tips of My Fingers Really %**# Hurt!; Learning to Express the Little Things!; Moving Forward; 2. I Haven't Checked My Blood Sugar in Three Weeks (ehh ... Months); It's Just a Bad Day for Diabetes; Digging Deeper; Depression or Burnout: What's the Difference?; How Burnout Can Impact Other Areas of Life; Habits That Never Have and Never Will Help
Coping Skills: Helpful or Not-So-Helpful?Inside Your Mental Skills Toolbox; Knowing Where You Are ... and Where You Want to Go; 3. I Want to Be Perfect by Tomorrow (or I'm Giving Up)!; Don't Be Pushy ... On Yourself!; Creating (and Accomplishing) Really Awesome Goals; 1. Understand Where You're Starting from; 2. Be Super, Extremely, Incredibly Specific; 3. Make Sure You Can Measure Your Progress; 4. Ask Yourself Why This Matters to You; 5. Establish the Tiny, Supportive Details; 6. Create a Pick-Up Plan; When the Going Gets Tough ...; It Ain't So Easy!
4. When Every Little Number Feels Like a GradeIt Takes Two to Tango at the Doctor's Office; Three Things to Remember When Visiting Your Doctor; 1. Try Asking the Question, "If I Could Focus on Improving One Habit in My Life, Which Part of My Life Would You Suggest I Focus On: Exercise,Nutrition,or Diabetes Management?"; 2. Stand Up for Yourself; 3. Always Ask More Questions; Three Questions Every Doctor Should Ask You; 1. What Have Been Some of the Biggest Challenges for You concerning Your Health Lately?; 2. How Can I Help You Today?; 3. Do You Know You're Doing a Really Great Job?
Step Away from the NumberLike I Said, My Fingers Hurt!; Anxiety and Low Blood Sugars; The Blood Sugar Roller Coaster (Is So Annoying!); Three Tips for Getting off the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster Sooner Than Later!; Creating Goals for Diabetes Management; 5. Yes, I Ate 17 Cookies, so Sue Me!; Suddenly, All I Want Is a Chocolate Chip Cookie; Your Diabetes Relationship with Food; There's Definitely a Time and Place for Ice Cream ... but This Isn't It; Willpower vs. Becoming a Person Who Respects His or Her Body through Food; Something Sweet or Something Salty! Yum
Should Your House Contain Zero Treats or Lots of Treats?Structuring Your Treats to Suit Your Current Life; Random Foods That Make My Blood Sugar Act a Fool!; Not So Sugar-Coated: Then What the Heck Should I Eat?; Top 10 Effective Tips for Improving Your Eating Habits; 1. Pick One Part of the Day to Focus on First; 2. Lose That Fear of the Kitchen and Cooking!; 3. Never Stop Educating Yourself about Nutrition; 4. Make the Choice to Want Good Things for Your Body; 5. Read the Ingredients; 6. Fewer Excuses, More Thoughtful Choices; 7. Learn How to Count Carbohydrates
8. Experiment with Removing Gluten and/or Dairy from Your Diet for Three Weeks
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
- Pastore, Julia, editor.
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