Diabetes Emotions Articles

“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 No Comments

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

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.

How to Have a More Positive Outlook: “Like” Your Life

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Dr. Gary has simple advice than can help you lift your spirits every day.

Acknowledging Diaversaries

By Dr. Mark Heyman No Comments

Learn how you can benefit from remembering and reflecting on the anniversary of a diabetes diagnosis.

Welcoming Sadness and Listening to the Message

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Dr. Gary explains that there’s a lot you can learn from this natural and normal emotion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.