Diabetes Coping Articles

Diabetes Got You Down? 8 Tips to Find Meaning.

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Eight ways you can be happy and hopeful despite living with diabetes.

Drop the Guilt: Beat the Type 2 Diabetes "Shame Game"

By Kate Cornell 10 Comments

All someone has to do is surf the internet and you’ll most likely run into an article that lays blame on people with type 2 diabetes. We “did this to ourselves,” right? Wrong!

5 Tips to Manage Diabetes — Without Losing Your Mind

By Jewels Doskicz, R.N. 2 Comments

Managing your diabetes, and perhaps even the diabetes of your child, can be challenging. Learn how to cope with diabetes care challenges at Diabetic Connect.

6 Tips to Finding the Big Picture in Your Diabetes Management

By Kate Cornell No Comments

It’s important to pay attention to the details in diabetes management, but it may be time to step back and look at your big picture goal.

5 Ways to Help Your Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Partner

By Amy Abbott 1 Comment

Here are five healthy ways you can help your newly-diagnosed spouse accept and work with his or her new reality.

Stop Diabetes From Killing Your Relationship

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Living with diabetes brings challenges that can leave couples feeling frustrated. Dr. Gary's tips can help you overcome communication breakdowns.

Better Blood Sugar Readings Could Be a Breath Away

By Jewels Doskicz, R.N. No Comments

With benefits to both mind and body, would it not be fatuous of us to discount yoga and meditation when living with or parenting to a chronic disease like diabetes? Believe it or not, the…

5 Diabetes-Related Tips for Your Next Outdoor Activity

By Jeanette Terry 1 Comment

Going camping or hiking can become an ordeal when you have diabetes. Here are some ways to ensure you are prepared to enjoy your time in the outdoors.

Protect Yourself: Know Your Rights as a Person with Diabetes

By Kate Cornell 12 Comments

When the New England Patriots cut Kyle Love from their team after he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it caused me to stop and think: What are our rights when we have diabetes?

First-Hand Tips for Growing Old with Diabetes

By Jewels Doskicz, RN 1 Comment

A recent article in US News, "[How to Manage Type 1 Diabetes As You Age][1]," celebrates the lengthening lifespan of those living with type 1 diabetes.

Going on Vacation? Plan Ahead with These 4 Diabetes Tips.

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 5 Comments

Planning a vacation with diabetes can be very stressful. Keeping a few tips in mind can make planning your next vacation a little easier.

How to Talk About Diabetes

By Jeanette Terry 1 Comment

The majority of those living with diabetes would much rather loved ones ask and learn more about the disease.

“You Can’t Eat That!” 7 Tips to Manage the Diabetes Food Police

By Dr GaryCA 16 Comments

There are people in your life who are going to have some extra concern about how well you are taking care of yourself. The problem is, they may also feel they have a right…

What To Do If You Think You're Depressed

By Dr GaryCA 2 Comments

Research has shown that diabetics may be at a greater risk for depression. Depression is treatable. Don’t go through this alone!

Diabetic Burnout? 7 Tips to Help You Talk about Your Feelings.

By Dr GaryCA 5 Comments

If you are experiencing diabetic burnout, chances are you are also experiencing some strong emotions. Here's how talking could help.

How Others Beat Burnout: First-Hand Accounts

By Martine Ehrenclou, M.A. 1 Comment

Learn how to beat burnout with these tips.