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Diabetes and Burnout

Updated 64 weeks ago
Just Don’t Do Nothing!

On September 26, 1992, my daughter Kaitlyn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Since that time, we have immersed ourselves in the world of diabetes with two goals: First, to ensure that Kaitlyn has the very best tools, both medical and emotional, to manage her diabetes, and second, to dedicate our unyielding efforts in pursuit of a cure. For us, it's not either/or: It's both.

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Molly Martin, Motocross Racer

Molly Martin is a vibrant and energetic 18-year-old from Texas who's had type 1 diabetes since the age of two. Five years ago, Molly took up motocross racing. She says, "I love riding motocross---it's just you and the bike. I feel free when I ride, like I don't have to think about diabetes. I do have to make sure that I test before I get on and during breaks, to make sure my sugar is doing what it's supposed to be doing. But when I get out there, it's just me and the bike, going."

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Molly Martin, Motocross Racer

Molly Martin is a vibrant and energetic 18-year-old from Texas who's had type 1 diabetes since the age of two. Five years ago, Molly took up motocross racing. She says, "I love riding motocross---it's just you and the bike. I feel free when I ride, like I don't have to think about diabetes. I do have to make sure that I test before I get on and during breaks, to make sure my sugar is doing what it's supposed to be doing. But when I get out there, it's just me and the bike, going."

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The Unique Challenges of Being a Woman With Diabetes

Three weeks out of every month, my diabetes is well controlled. But the fourth week, the one before my period, is a nightmare. My sugars are astronomically high--I can't even look at a carbohydrate without my sugar spiking.  I'm exhausted and cranky, and I can't get comfortable.       

Comments 8 comments - Apr 15, 2011 - * * * * *

Are You Dealing with an Ongoing Health Condition?

Better Choices, Better Health is the new online version of Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP).  This six-week, interactive workshop is designed for people with a range of chronic health conditions, including diabetes.  It is free for people in seven pilot states, thanks to a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.

Comments 0 comments - Oct 1, 2010 - * * * * *

Stress and Staying Alive
Stress and Staying Alive

You and everybody else alive encounter stress, daily, hourly and minute by minute. As unavoidable, inscrutable, and sometimes as aggressive as the IRS, stress is part of the human condition. It is not just a sense of being tense but is any event that causes a complex physiologic response called the "stress response."

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Diabetes Burnout: When To Leave "Good Enough" Alone
Diabetes Burnout: When To Leave "Good Enough" Alone

There's an ancient Greek myth about a man named Sisyphus who was cursed to roll the same rock up a hill, then see it roll down, then roll it up again, for eternity.  There's something a bit like diabetes self-care in that myth.

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Stress Management for People With Diabetes
Stress Management for People With Diabetes

Stress, anxiety, burnout—whatever you choose to call it, it’s clear that Americans have it.

Comments 0 comments - Jul 1, 2005 - * * *

Diabetes Burnout—What to Do When You Can’t Take It Anymore

Is diabetes driving you crazy? If so, welcome to the club. In fact, a very large club.

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Diabetes Burnout—It’s A Common Problem And It’s Treatable

Do you feel overwhelmed or defeated by the responsibilities of self-care? Do you worry incessantly about your poor care, but still feel unmotivated to do something about it?

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