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Title:
Dealing with diabetes burnout : how to recharge and get back on track when you feel frustrated and overwhelmed living with diabetes
Author:
Vieira, Ginger.
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Publication Information:
New York : Demos Health, [2014]
Physical Description:
xvii, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
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.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781936303595
Format :
Book

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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 yourself up for success with realistic expectations and goals Implement tips and suggestions to help make living with diabetes easier Learn how to back-off on diabetes management without guilt or shame Build confidence in your abilities to face diabetes every day

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Author Notes

Ginger Vieira has lived with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014. She is the Editorial Director at DiabetesDaily.com. and a certified cognitive coach who specializes in coaching people with diabetes. With a background as a certified personal trainer. Ashtana yoga instructor, and record-setting powerlifter, Vieira contributes regularly to various diabetes websites including A SweetLife.org and InsulinNation.com. She is the author of Your Diabetes Science Experiment and Emotional Eating with Diabetes. She lives in Vermont with three dogs and her fella.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Diabetes coach Vieira (Emotional Eating with Diabetes) helps readers set realistic, clear, and specific goals, and learn to approach the disease with resilience and compassion. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as well as celiac disease in 1999, Vieira finds herself constantly graded and judged-by herself and others. Persistent watchfulness is required to manage blood sugar levels, and this ever-present monitoring can lead to guilt, blame, self-sabotage, hopelessness, and burnout. Diabetics, the author notes, are also more likely to suffer from depression. It's okay to be imperfect, she contends; in fact, it's impossible not to be. In separate chapters Vieira addresses issues like blood sugar, exercise, and nutrition, with diabetics contributing their experiences, solutions, and challenges. Sympathetic about the problems diabetics face, Vieira encourages readers to stay positive and resist self-criticism. While a support team is helpful, it may be necessary to teach others how to respond to the disease in a useful way. The workbook-like format allows room for readers to jot down comments and self-assessments. Vieira's personable yet informative approach will appeal to diabetics and those who strive to support them. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: The Perfect Diabetic ... I'd Rather Search for Big Foot!p. xiii
1 No Vacations or Days Off? This Is the Worst Job Ever!p. 1
Exploring the Pressures and Expectations That Can Make Diabetes Feel So Darn Overwhelming
2 I Haven't Checked My Blood Sugar in Three Weeks (ehh ... Months)p. 19
Digging Deeper into What Is Currently Happening in Your Life with Diabetes
3 I Want to Be Perfect by Tomorrow (or I'm Giving Up)!p. 49
Setting Yourself Up for Success with Realistic Goals and Fewer Pitfalls
4 When Every Little Number Feels Like a Gradep. 77
Taking on the Responsibilities of Medications and Blood Sugar Checks without the Overwhelming Pressure
5 Yes, I Ate 17 Cookies, so Sue Me!p. 107
Becoming a Person Who Respects His or Her Body through Food
6 Get Your Sweat-Betes On!p. 145
Learning How to Make Exercise of Any Kind a Real (and Positive!) Part of Your Life
7 Crazy Little Thing Called Lovep. 175
This One Is for the People Who Love and Care about You!
8 I Did Everything I'm Supposed to Do and I'm Still Not Perfectp. 213
Embracing Your Progress and Giving Yourself Credit for Dealing with Diabetes Every Day
Resourcesp. 225
Indexp. 229

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