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Re: [IP] MOTIVATION



I know exactly where you are coming from with those feelings, Sue.  I have
been going through that alot myself lately. I have been looking for support
groups and the like in my area and aren't having a whole lot of luck.  I am
currently reading a truly awesome book that I highly recommend.  I am hoping
that by the time I finish it, things will look a bit brighter.  It's called
"Diabetes Burnout - What to do when you can't take it anymore" by William H.
Polonsky, PhD, CDE.   I ordered it from The Diabetes Mall, but it might be
available through the IP site.

Kelley in KS
Dx'd 9/94
Pumping 8/19/01

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sue Kinzelman" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 10:51 AM
Subject: [IP] MOTIVATION


> I'm having a real hard time emotionally/mentally , getting myself to
> take care of myself. The way I figure it, what's the point in
> taking care of my body and prolonging  my life, so that I can live
> another 30-40 years with diabetes. How do others
> get themselves to care when you just really don't care?
>
> I've just started going back to support groups but I haven't really
> found a group that deals with the emotional, and mental frustrations
> associated with having to care for diabetes. Most groups are very
> helpful in the practical aspects of it, pumps, ratios, doctors, etc.,
> but I don't know anyone who wants to talk about how you motivate
> someone. How do you get someone to care. or rather, how do I get myself
> to care.  And I'm not talking about whining, I'm talking about real
> practical exercises or discussions, or meditations, or whatever, to
> create positive results. Anyone got any ideas?
>
> Sue
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