Diabetes Coping Articles

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.

Type 1 Diabetes and the Pressure to Be Perfect

By Stacey Simms No Comments

Nobody's perfect, especially when it comes to managing diabetes. Learn to understand and cope with pressures you may feel from others—and from yourself.

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.

Community Perspective: Diabetes and Stigma

By Tom Betar No Comments

The stigma associated with diabetes is discussed.

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.

Talking to Your Doctor: When Each Visit Feels Like the First Visit

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to do if your doctor sometimes forgets what you’ve previously discussed together.

Community Perspective: Diabetes Misinformation

By Tom Betar No Comments

It can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to diabetes. Uninformed bloggers, the media, and even friends and family can spread misinformation and make it hard to know what the truth…

Chronic Communication at Home: I Was Just Waiting for You to Say That!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Does your partner say certain words that always get your goat? Dr. Gary names eight ways to avoid arguments and strengthen your relationship instead.

Community Perspective: The Big Blue Test

By Tom Betar No Comments

Learn about the Big Blue Test and how you can use your exercise habits to make a difference.

Family Value: The Benefits of Staying on a Budget

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips for coping with the high cost of living with chronic illness.