This is a sponsored post on behalf of Novant Health.
Are you frequently overwhelmed by everything you need to do to manage your diabetes? Do you sometimes feel like just giving up? I suggest you celebrate World Diabetes Day today by picking up a copy of Carl Armato’s A Future with Hope for a dose of inspiration.
Carl was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 18 months old. 18 months! Now in his 50’s, Carl has been living with diabetes his entire life. He doesn’t know what it’s like to overindulge in candy on Halloween. A talented basketball player, Carl was benched in middle school when his coach learned he had diabetes. Some of Carl’s relationships have even failed because uninformed people were afraid. Despite all of this, Carl has remained optimistic.
The Burnout Struggle is Real
I’ll admit I’ve been dealing with a minor case of diabetes burnout. Part of it is that I’ve been insanely busy and I’ve been blowing off my regular fitness routine. I’ve also been racing around from appointment to appointment, therefore eating out a lot. Those two things can spell disaster for me if I’m not careful. And I’ve been too stressed out to be careful lately. (Sound familiar?)
Just when I was about to start beating myself up for not managing my diabetes well, I made a cup of tea and started reading A Future with Hope. I immediately felt better.