Diabetes Emotions Articles

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 No Comments

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?

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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 No Comments

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.

Talking to Your Doctor: How to Have the Antidepressant/Anti-Anxiety Medication Conversation

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips to help you make an informed decision about taking mental health medicine.

How to Avoid Labeling Yourself—or Letting Others Label You—as a Victim

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

You didn’t choose to have a chronic condition—but you can choose to not let it make you feel like a victim. Dr. Gary explains.

Chronic Communication at Home: Could Your Family Members Have Compassion Fatigue?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to help your loved ones avoid burnout as they take care of you.

Chronic Communication at Home: How the “Cold Shoulder” Hurts Your Relationship

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

The silent treatment doesn’t solve anything. Dr. Gary explains how to strengthen your relationship instead.

Compliance Versus Adherence

By Dr GaryCA 3 Comments

Knowing the difference between these words can open the door to better self-care. Dr. Gary explains.

Chronic Communication at Home: Your Kids Are Listening and Watching

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Hiding your health problems from your kids doesn’t work. Dr. Gary explains why—and what to do instead.

Your Ability to Take Charge: When To Turn It On, When To Give It a Rest

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells how to tame your take-charge instinct when it goes too far.

Work/Life Balance: a Five-Step Approach to Achieving It Your Way

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells how to meet the demands of your hectic life and have enough “me time” too.