Diabetes Emotions Articles

Talking to Your Doctor: My Doctor Refuses to Answer My Questions

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary names six things you can do if your doctor won’t communicate.

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You Taking Out Frustration on Your Partner?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to deal with emotional outbursts in ways that bring you closer together instead of driving you apart.

Chronic Communication at Home: When Does Being Supportive Turn Into Being Parental?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don’t let good intentions lead to treating a chronically ill partner like a child. Dr. Gary helps both sides deal with this common issue.

5 Inspiring TED Talks for People With Diabetes

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

Here are five TED Talks that may have special meaning for you as you deal with diabetes.

Talking to Your Doctor: My Lab Results Seem to Be Falling Into a Black Hole

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains what to do if you don't get your test results when they are promised.

Chronic Communication at Home: Agreeing to Disagree

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

When a difference of opinion can’t be resolved, Dr. Gary explains how you and your partner can find a path forward that you both feel good about.

Self-Reliance: Be Your Own Port in the Storm

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Dr. Gary explains seven ways to help yourself through life’s difficulties.

Chronic Communication at Work: Should You Try to Hide Fatigue?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If chronic illness saps your energy, Dr. Gary names seven things to consider before you decide how much to say about it.

Feeling Normal: Learn to Be Okay on Days When Things Don’t Feel Okay

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If you don’t feel right and aren’t sure why, Dr. Gary shares eight ways to rein in runaway health worries.

Newly Diagnosed: Do You Trust Yourself?

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Self-trust can help you live successfully with your chronic condition. Dr. Gary tells how to build it.

Chronic Communication at Home: Is There Value in Having an Argument?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to argue in ways that can bring you and your partner closer together instead of driving you apart.

I’m Having Thoughts About My Mortality. What Does That Mean?

By Dr GaryCA 2 Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to choose an attitude about death that can lead to a richer, fuller life.

Talking to Your Doctor: I Didn’t Tell My Doctor What Another Doctor Said About My Medication

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to consider before withholding information from your physician.

Newly Diagnosed: Taking Medication for Life? How to Accept, How to Cope

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

If caring for your chronic condition feels like a life sentence, Dr. Gary's advice can help.

How to Cope With Chronic Illness Anxiety

By Lana Barhum No Comments

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with chronic illness. A woman who has faced both has wise advice that can help you.

Talking to Your Doctor: How Well Am I Describing My Symptoms?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips to help you get the right treatment when it’s hard to explain how you feel.