Diabetes Articles

Community Perspective: Walking the Insulin Tightrope

By Tom Betar No Comments

Keeping your blood glucose levels within a safe range is a balancing act that can often make you feel like you are walking a tightrope.

When Anger Turns Into Abuse

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If chronic illness is straining your relationship, learn to recognize the warning signs of abuse and take steps to protect yourself.

Community Perspective: Setting Goals for Better Diabetes Management

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Our most recent community discussion on Making Ordinary Rituals Extraordinary (or doing M.O.R.E.), can give you some great tips on how to set and accomplish.

A Reflection on Winter: Decline, Making Space, Rebirth

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how the seasons teach us a lesson that can help you make positive changes in your life.

The Insulin Tightrope

By Beverly S. Adler, PhD, CDE No Comments

Take advantage of these tools that can help you keep your blood sugar levels in balance.

Motivation: Where Does It Come From?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If you’re struggling to make a healthy change in your life, Dr. Gary’s tips can help.

Do M.O.R.E. With Diabetes: Meet Yourself Where You Are

By Melissa Joy Dobbins No Comments

Learn to become more empowered in your diabetes self-management by asking yourself these questions.

Chronic Communication at Work: When I Call In Sick, Do I Have to Explain Why?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

You can limit how much you say about your chronic illness. Dr. Gary explains how to handle this common and sometimes delicate situation.

Community Perspective: Patients As Educators

By Tom Betar No Comments

Diabetes patients are experts on their condition, and sometimes they need to share their knowledge with their healthcare providers.

Are You Anxious About Getting Anxious?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Feeling anxious is bad enough, but worrying about becoming anxious only makes things worse. Dr. Gary tells how you can avoid this common issue.

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.

Chronic Communication at Home: Did You Marry Me or Your Chronic Condition?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If health issues are straining your relationship, Dr. Gary’s tips can help bring you and your partner closer together.

Community Perspective: Diabetes and Stigma

By Tom Betar No Comments

The stigma associated with diabetes is discussed.

Feeling Normal: Tolerating Frustration

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

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