4 Secrets to Avoid Diabetes Burnout


Denise Mann, MS

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You have been so careful ever since your type 2 diabetes diagnosis. You test your blood sugar before and after each meal, make sure you get at least 10,000 steps a day, and even weigh out your apple slices.

It’s hard to keep up with all of this. You may be tempted to throw in the towel every now and again. This phenomenon is called diabetes burnout, and it occurs when you grow tired of managing your diabetes and ignore it for while or even all together, according to the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.

But before you undermine all of your efforts, learn what others have done to stay the course. Here are 4 secrets to avoiding diabetes burnout:

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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Aug 13, 2015

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