Diabetes Articles

If You Ignore Your Diabetes, You’re Hurting Others Too

By Tom Betar No Comments

Ignoring your diabetes can lead to many complications down the road, but the effects on your loved ones may be even greater.

Can I Use Metformin If I Have Kidney Dysfunction?

By Jewels Doskicz, RN No Comments

We now know more about who can safely benefit from this proven diabetes medication.

How to Choose Your Own Adventure

By Erin Spineto No Comments

Having an adventure can be good for your spirit and good for your diabetes control. Here’s where to begin.

Let Yourself Feel Helpless—for Awhile!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how accepting your feelings of helplessness can help you achieve a greater sense of empowerment.

Community Perspective: When Insurance Dictates Diabetes Treatments

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

A diabetes diagnosis not only requires a close relationship with your healthcare provider, but with your health insurance company too. Your insurance can have a strong impact on how you care for your diabetes. We…

Chronic Communication at Work: Manage Up to Your Boss

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how to build a better relationship with your supervisor and prevent your health needs from becoming a problem at work.

Why Am I Being Asked to Change My Test Strips or Meds?

By Mark Harmel No Comments

Learn what’s going on behind the scenes that could affect your prescriptions and your health—then find out how to fight back.

Community Perspective: Access to Diabetes Care

By Tom Betar 1 Comment

Not all people with type 1 diabetes have access to the care they need. Organizations like T1International are working to change that.

Behave Yourself! Managing Your Eating Through a Behavioral Approach

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Changing the ways you think and act could help you control your weight. Dr. Gary has simple tips.

Waiting for Test Results: How to Get Through the Countdown

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If worry gets the best of you, Dr. Gary has good advice.

Solving the Global Crisis in Access to Diabetes Care

By Elizabeth Rowley 1 Comment

People are dying wherever diabetes care is unaffordable or unavailable. One organization is fighting to end this—and you can help.

Valentine’s Day: A Reminder of the Relationship Between Diabetes and Heart Disease

By Tom Betar No Comments

The For Your Sweetheart campaign is encouraging people with type 2 diabetes to be informed about their increased risk for heart disease--and to discuss that risk with their doctors and loved ones.

“I’m Worried About My Children’s Future.”

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If you’re concerned that chronic illness might prevent you from caring for your children, Dr. Gary has helpful advice.

Just Diagnosed: 10 Steps Toward Coping With Fear

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Health worries are normal—but you don’t have to let them get the best of you. Dr. Gary has helpful advice.

Community Perspective: Taming Your Diabetes Worries

By Tom Betar 1 Comment

Diabetes brings with it a lot of reasons to worry. But if you can learn to tame those worries you can lead a more productive life.

Chronic Communication at Home: How Would an Outsider View the Atmosphere in Your Home?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how the answer can help make your home a place where everyone in the family feels understood, supported, and loved.