Diabetes Coping Articles

Chronic Communication at Home: What's Best for Us? A Key to Resolving Conflicts

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Dr. Gary explains how to resolve disagreements with your partner in ways that bring you closer together instead of driving you apart.

Chronic Communication at Home: Abandonment Fears and How to Cope

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Dr. Gary explains how to deal with worries that chronic illness will cause one partner to leave the other.

My “Spoon Theory” Life

By Lana Barhum No Comments

“The Spoon Theory" is an essay about what it’s like to live with chronic illness or a disability, using spoons as a metaphor for the limited energy that people with chronic disease have.

Uncertainty: Using Your Rational Mind to Help You Cope

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Dr. Gary tells how to use abilities you already possess to successfully deal with life's uncertainties.

Chronic Communication at Home: Take Your Partner to Your Doctor Appointment!

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Good things happen when the three of you talk face to face. Dr. Gary tells how to get the most from it.

Your Critical Inner Voice: Are You Carrying the Torch or Carrying the Torture?

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Dr. Gary shows you seven ways to stop punishing yourself with self-critical thoughts.

Feeling Normal: Think of Your Chronic Condition as a Feature, Not a Disability

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Dr. Gary explains how changing the way you look at your health can open the door to a happier life.

Fight or Flight: How to Manage Your Body’s Natural Reaction to Stress

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Dr. Gary names eight simple steps to help you rein in a runaway response.

Got the Holiday Blues? You’re Not Alone!

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Dr. Gary explains why the holiday season sometimes gets us down and names four things you can do about it.

Newly Diagnosed: Anxious About Your Future? Remember That Small Steps Add Up to Big Strides!

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Facing life with chronic illness doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. Dr. Gary names seven ways to whittle your worries down to size.

Talking to Your Doctor: My Doctor Refuses to Answer My Questions

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Dr. Gary names six things you can do if your doctor won’t communicate.

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You Taking Out Frustration on Your Partner?

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Dr. Gary explains how to deal with emotional outbursts in ways that bring you closer together instead of driving you apart.

Chronic Communication at Home: When Does Being Supportive Turn Into Being Parental?

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Don’t let good intentions lead to treating a chronically ill partner like a child. Dr. Gary helps both sides deal with this common issue.

5 Inspiring TED Talks for People With Diabetes

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

Here are five TED Talks that may have special meaning for you as you deal with diabetes.

How to Rejuvenate Your Fight for Diabetes Advocacy

By Jeanette Terry No Comments

One way to be a good advocate is to show others what living with diabetes is really like.

Talking to Your Doctor: My Lab Results Seem to Be Falling Into a Black Hole

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains what to do if you don't get your test results when they are promised.