Diabetes Articles

Community Perspective: The Big Blue Test

By Tom Betar No Comments

Learn about the Big Blue Test and how you can use your exercise habits to make a difference.

Get Involved—the Big Blue Test

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Learn how taking a simple diabetes self-evaluation and sharing the results will automatically provide donations to three nonprofit diabetes organizations.

Community Perspective: Improving Sleep for Better Diabetes Management

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Dr. Gary McClain, therapist, author, and patient advocate, joined our community discussion to chat about getting good sleep for better diabetes management.

Chronic Communication at Home: The Magic of Asking Questions

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how a simple question can help improve communication with your partner and strengthen your relationship.

Managing Expectations of the First Artificial Pancreas

By Tom Betar 2 Comments

The FDA recently approved a new system that will automatically administer or withhold basal insulin for people with type 1 diabetes Here's what else you need to know about this breakthrough technology.

Community Perspective: Humor and Diabetes

By Tom Betar No Comments

Laughter and humor can be valuable coping tools for diabetes. Learn from our community members how humor impacts their diabetes management.

The Power of the Hug

By Dr GaryCA 2 Comments

If you haven’t had a hug lately, you’re missing out. Dr. Gary explains how a good squeeze can do you good.

Community Perspective: Seasonal Eating

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Laura Cipullo, RD and CDE, joined a group of diabetes advocates to discuss how you can choose seasonal foods and how it will benefit your diabetes care.

How Humor Can Help You Manage Diabetes

By Beverly S. Adler, PhD, CDE 1 Comment

Learn how to use humor as a coping strategy that helps you keep a smile on your face as you deal with diabetes. And see some fun diabetes jokes!

Chronic Communication at Home: Date Night, Family Night

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don’t let chronic illness put family fun on the back burner. Dr. Gary explains why having fun together is so important—and gives you tips to help the good times roll.

Eating With the Harvest to Help Diabetes

By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE No Comments

Choosing the freshest foods all year round is good for your health, your blood sugar, and our planet.

Community Perspective: Diabetes Blame and Shame

By Tom Betar No Comments

Do you feel shame or place blame when it comes to your diabetes? You're not alone.

Getting Yourself in the Mood for Sleep

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

If the usual sleep tips still leave you counting sheep, Dr. Gary has another way to help you get more of the refreshing sleep you need.

Diabetes Blame and Shame

By Cynthia Rogers 1 Comment

Cynthia Rogers explains how people with diabetes can be blamed and shamed for having the disease.

Community Perspective: Mindfulness and Diabetes Management

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Toby Smith, diabetes lifestyle expert and CDE, joined our host Jewels Doskicz and our diabetes advocates to explain the benefits of mindfulness and give tips on being more mindful.

What’s a Good Day? And How Do I Have More?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Good days don’t just happen. Dr. Gary names seven steps you can take to help brighten every day.