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Extinguishing Burnout

by Diana M. Naranjo, PhD, and Korey K. Hood, PhD

If you feel you need extra support, seeking out a psychologist or other professional counselor is always an option. This area of psychology is usually referred to as behavioral medicine and/or pediatric health psychology. There are a number of ways to get connected to a behavioral medicine specialist. One is to ask your child’s pediatrician or endocrinologist for a referral; his office may maintain a list of therapists they refer to, either within the clinic or outside the clinic. Another is to check whether your health insurance company can give you a list of behavioral medicine providers in your area. You can also search for therapists who work with children on such Web sites as www.goodtherapy.org, www.psychologytoday.com, or http://locator.apa.org. (For more burnout resources, click here.)

Finally, keep up the hard work, and feel confident that you are doing your best and making a positive difference in your child’s life with diabetes.

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