Diabetes Coping Articles

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 No Comments

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

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.

“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.

Community Perspective: Reflecting on your Diaversary

By Tom Betar No Comments

Do you remember the date you were first diagnosed with diabetes? Our diabetic online community explains why acknowledging and celebrating your "diaversary" can be a helpful coping strategy.