Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

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Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

How to Recharge and Get Back on Track When You Feel Frustrated and Overwhelmed Living with Diabetes


Ginger Vieira

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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


Product Details

  • Publication Date May 09, 2014
  • Page Count 256
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303595

Editorial Review(s)

"Dealing with Diabetes Burnout should be considered mandatory reading for anyone and everyone having to deal with being a diabetic. Author and diabetic, Ginger Vieira, has written an instructive and practical manual for maintaining and enduring a diabetes management necessitated life. Practical, with a much appreciated touch of humor, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout needs to be a part of every community library's Health & Medicine collection." - Midwest Book Review

"In her new book, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout, don't expect a long, boring lecture from Ginger. Instead, you will feel like a dear friend has taken a seat next to you, laughs with you and cries with you, and gives you a great big hug. Ginger takes on one of the most important subjects in diabetes, the oft-ignored emotional side, and tells you how it really is in plain language. She lets you know that yes, diabetes can be tough, and she shares with you some great ideas that can help you move forward and succeed with diabetes. Boy, did I enjoy this book, and I expect you will, too!"- Dr. William Polonsky, Ph.D., CDE, Founder & President of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute

“At first I thought, ‘Why would anyone who’s burned out want to read a book about burnout?’ But this book is really fun! Ginger has a great sense of humor. She puts a smile back on your face and gets you energized to deal with diabetes in a whole new (and realistic) way.” —Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, owner and clinical Director, Integrated Diabetes Services, author of Think Like a Pancreas, and 2014 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year

Diabetes coach Vieira helps readers set realistic, clear, and specific goals, and learn to approach the disease with resilience and compassion. It's okay to be imperfect, she contends; in fact, it's impossible not to be. Her personable yet informative approach will appeal to diabetes and those who strive to support them. – Publisher’s Weekly

About The Author(s)

Ginger Vieira

Author of Your Diabetes Science Experiment and Emotional Eating with Diabetes, Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999. Today, she is an avid freelance writer and motivational speaker with a background as a certified cognitive coach, personal trainer, and Ashtanga yoga instructor specializing in coaching people with diabetes. She creates diabetes video blogs at her YouTube Channel and produces regular freelance content for various diabetes websites including and In 2009 and 2010, Ginger set 15 records in drug-tested powerlifting with her best lifts including a 308 lb deadlift, 190 lb. bench press, and a 265 lb. squat. Today, she lives in Vermont with three dogs and her fella.

Table of Contents

"Introduction: The Perfect Diabetic...Iíd Rather Search for Big Foot!;

; Chapter 1: No Vacations or Days Off? This is the Worst Job Ever!
; Exploring the Pressures and Expectations That Can Make Diabetes Feel So Darn Overwhelming;

; Chapter 2: I Havenít Checked My Blood Sugar in 3 Weeks (ehh...months)
; Digging Deeper into What Is Currently Happening in Your Life with Diabetes;

; Chapter 3: I Want to be Perfect by Tomorrow (or Iím Giving Up!)
; Setting Yourself Up for Success with Realistic Goals and Fewer Pitfalls;

; Chapter 4: When Every Little Number Feels Like a Grade
; Taking on the Responsibilities of Medications and Blood Sugar Checks without the Overwhelming Pressure;

; Chapter 5: Yes, I Ate 17 Cookies, So Sue Me!
; Becoming a Person Who Respects Their Body Through Food;

; Chapter 6: Get Your Sweat-Betes on!
; Learning How to Make Exercise of Any kind a Real (and Positive!) Part of Your Life;

; Chapter 7: Crazy Little Thing Called Love
; This One Is for the People Who Love and Care about You!;

; Chapter 8: I Did Everything Iím Supposed To Do and Iím Still Not Perfect
; Embracing Your Progress and Giving Yourself Credit for Dealing with Diabetes Every Day ;

; Resources for Continued Support; "

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