The Experience of Diabetes Burnout in Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes

This study aimed to understand the lived experience of diabetes burnout among adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). A qualitative descriptive study was conducted with a sample of 18 adults with T1D who reported a current or previous experience of diabetes burnout.  Findings identified four main themes including (1) mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion from diabetes; (2) detachment from self, diabetes care, and support system; and (3) contributing factors to diabetes burnout; and (4) prevention and management strategies for diabetes burnout.