Do you get depressed about having to deal with diabetes day in and day out? Do you worry about complications, get angry about the never-ending chore of self-care, and get frustrated by poor results when it feels like you've worked so hard?
If so, you may be suffering from "diabetes burnout" – and you're not alone.
This book addresses not only your frustrations, but also how burnout may contribute to poor self-care, high blood glucose, and later complications. A series of interactive questionnaires an self-evaluations guide you toward overcoming the barriers to good control. Worksheets help you to assess your motivational level 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 and family: the diabetes police How stress influences diabetes (and what you can do about it) and more! Cover price: $18.95, 5.5" x 8.5", 368 pages, 1999.