Diabetes Coping Articles

Community Perspective: Diabetes Bright Spots and Landmines

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

What have you found to make your diabetes-life easier, or what barriers have you found that make it harder?

Community Perspective: Diabetes Guilt

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

For this week’s discussion, we were joined by Dr. Gary McClain to chat with members of the diabetes community about coping with diabetes guilt.

Chronic Communication at Work: I Have a Condition That Affects My Coworkers

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to do if you’re uncomfortable about needing extra help at work.

Chronic Communication at Home: Texting? How About Talking?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how texting can lead to misunderstandings about sensitive topics like your health and your relationship.

All That Guilt. What’s It Getting You?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If you make a mistake in your self-care, here’s how to get past the guilt and move forward.

“My Health Condition Has Changed Me. I Don’t Recognize Myself.”

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Are you worried about chronic illness affecting your appearance? Dr. Gary's insightful advice can help restore your peace of mind.

Newly Diagnosed: Is It Okay to Ask, “Why Me?"

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Asking this tough question about your illness is perfectly normal. Dr. Gary explains how it may help you cope with your condition.

Community Perspective: Communicating About Chronic Illness at Home

By Danielle Cronquist 1 Comment

For this week’s community discussion, we welcomed Dr. Gary McClain, PhD, therapist, author, and patient advocate, to chat with members of the diabetes community about communicating about chronic illness at home.

Is Your Doctor Talking to You or Clicking at You?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don’t let the computer in the examination room compromise your care. Dr. Gary tells what you can do if technology comes between you and your physician.

Chronic Communication at Home: It’s So Easy to Place Blame

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how you can avoid the blame game and strengthen your relationship with your partner.

Community Perspective: Diabetes Priorities—Must vs. Should

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

During this week’s community discussion, we were joined by Adam Brown, senior editor at diaTribe, and Kelly Close, the founder of diaTribe, to discuss how to better prioritizing diabetes management.

Talking to Your Doctor: My Doctor Always Rushes Through the Appointment

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Doctors are busier than ever. But Dr. Gary’s tips can help you get the attention you deserve and the care you need.

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.

Chronic Communication at Home: Talking to Your Kids About Money

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

When health costs lead to money woes, your children may worry about the family’s security. Here’s how to calm their fears.

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.

Chronic Communication at Work: Manage Up to Your Boss

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

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