Any long term t1s had burnout? What did you do?

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I'm T1 30 years. 5 years ago I went on a pump but I never liked it and had bad control. Last month I went back on mdi. Ifeel like i went backwards but control is better. I think i've had diabetes so long I just want a break. Anyone been there too? What did you do to get yourself out if it? 
Posted about 2 years ago
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Diabetes burnout is no fun!!  I've been on a pump for 15 yrs and a CGM now for a few months. Both devices have worked wonders for me but there are times when something goes wrong and I just want to rip them both out and slam them against a wall.  When I get that frustrated with devices or diabetes, I usually take a break from whatever I'm doing, sometimes have a good cry, then take a moment to relax and regroup. Sometimes these moments are just a few minutes, while others are a full day of just vegging on the couch. For me taking some time to myself and just relaxing some really helps with my mental state to get back on track of managing/juggling everything that comes along with life and with diabetes.  What about you? 
Posted about 2 years ago
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I was diagnosed in 1993, and I feel like I experience burnout about once a year. I try to resist it, but sometimes it's not easy. I allow myself a day when I feel sorry for myself. JUST ONE DAY. Then I get up the next morning and start over again. It has worked wonders for my state of mind.

Earlier this year, I took it a step further and went on a pump vacation. I went back on MDIs after almost 15 years. It made me refocus my management and about a month later, I was able to embrace my management again.

Good luck!


Posted about 2 years ago
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Thanks Anna. Are you still on your pump vacation? I'm Still on mine. Very mixed feelings. Control is better than it has been for years but a bit fed up having to inject again and feeling conspicuous when I eat out! 
Posted about 2 years ago
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I am pumping again and loving it all over again. I think that's exactly what I needed to get me focused again!
Posted about 2 years ago