Diabetes burnout is not a new concept to most people who live with the condition. It is a phenomenon that people with diabetes can experience overtime managing diabetes. It might look like feeling discouraged or unmotivated when trying to do diabetes self-management all the time 24/7. Diabetes burnout is a reality for many people spanning all types of diabetes.
Even though it is such a common experience, it turns out we don’t know a whole lot about diabetes burnout. There is a book about it, but it was written many many years ago and could use some refreshing to meet social and cultural shifts. As a researcher, I am interested in the subject. Also, as a person who has had diabetes for 19 years, I am interested on a personal level too.
This project uses SenseMaker technology to try to gain a deeper understanding of how burnout is felt. It also attempts to understand how healthcare providers might best address people with diabetes while they are in active burnout. I have the great fortune of working at a large health system that is willing to listen and learn. My hope with this project is to reach beyond scholarship and to actually make changes. I hope that with the information I learn in this survey, from your stories and experiences, I can craft a curriculum to then use to train providers.
I hope you will give 15 minutes of your day and share with me what diabetes burnout has been like for you.
This survey will look different than other survey’s you’ve taken. Instructions are shown at the beginning. If you have any questions or concerns, hit me up on Twitter @heather_roseW, or via a comment here.
I thank you for your words and thoughts.