Are you fed up or feeling overwhelmed with everything you need to do to manage your diabetes? Do you feel like it is all too hard, particularly on top of everyday life? Are you frustrated that your efforts to manage your diabetes aren’t producing the results you’d hoped for and just want to give up?
You may be experiencing diabetes burnout.
When you have diabetes, being unwell can make it harder to manage your blood glucose levels. Whether it is coronavirus (COVID-19), seasonal flu or other illnesses or infections, it’s therefore important to be prepared and to have a plan for how to manage your diabetes during your illness. Here are the key facts you need to know about managing your diabetes when you are unwell.
While there are many benefits to CGM technology, including having access to 24/7 readings and trend arrows, the reduced need for fingerprick glucose checks and alerts to inform the wearer of out-of-target readings, the devices aren’t without their problems. In this post I discuss some of the challenges of CGM along with tips for navigating these challenges.