Diabetes Articles

December 13 #DCDE Twitter Chat Topic: Patients Educating Clinicians

By Michelle Litchman No Comments

Healthcare providers can learn a lot from the people they treat, especially when it comes to chronic conditions such as diabetes.

Community Perspective: Managing Pressure to Be Perfect

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Do you put pressure on yourself to have perfect diabetes management? We gathered together members of the diabetes community and special guest Stacey Simms, podcaster and diabetes mom, to discuss how to deal with pressure…

Type 1 Diabetes and the Pressure to Be Perfect

By Stacey Simms No Comments

Nobody's perfect, especially when it comes to managing diabetes. Learn to understand and cope with pressures you may feel from others—and from yourself.

Community Perspective: Diabetes and Stigma

By Tom Betar No Comments

The stigma associated with diabetes is discussed.

Feeling Normal: Tolerating Frustration

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

You can't avoid life’s frustrations, so Dr. Gary gives you five positive, powerful ways to deal with them.

The True Cost of Stigma in Type 2 Diabetes

By Corinna Cornejo No Comments

Learn to understand and interrupt the cycle of blame, shame, and self-doubt.

Just Diagnosed: Going Through the Motions

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

As you adjust to life with chronic illness, Dr. Gary explains why it’s important to follow your everyday routine even if your heart isn’t in it.

Community Perspective: Artificial Pancreas and Closed Loop Technology

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Have you heard the latest news about the artificial pancreas and closed loop technology in the diabetes community? In September 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved new technology that will automatically regulate basal…

Talking to Your Doctor: When Each Visit Feels Like the First Visit

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to do if your doctor sometimes forgets what you’ve previously discussed together.

Community Perspective: Diabetes Misinformation

By Tom Betar No Comments

It can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to diabetes. Uninformed bloggers, the media, and even friends and family can spread misinformation and make it hard to know what the truth…

Chronic Communication at Work: Talking to the Boss About Your Regimen

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to reassure your supervisor that caring for your health won’t prevent you from getting the job done.

Dealing With Misinformation About Diabetes

By Kate Cornell 1 Comment

Here’s how to handle uninformed people who try to tell you how to manage your diabetes—plus the truth about some common diabetes myths.

Community Perspective: What Is Halloween Really Like for People With Diabetes?

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

What is Halloween like for people with diabetes? Find out from our community discussion with T1Ds, T2Ds, and diabetes advocates.

Chronic Communication at Home: I Was Just Waiting for You to Say That!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Does your partner say certain words that always get your goat? Dr. Gary names eight ways to avoid arguments and strengthen your relationship instead.

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.

Family Value: The Benefits of Staying on a Budget

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips for coping with the high cost of living with chronic illness.