Diabetes Coping Articles

Chronic Communication: Get Clarification Before You React

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

One way to communicate more clearly is by using the paraphrase technique.

Music for Relaxation: Try It.

By Dr GaryCA 2 Comments

A therapist explains how to use music to relax.

Don't Let Stress Ruin Your Diabetes Control

By Susan B. Sloane, BS, RPh, CDE 3 Comments

Stress can affect your blood sugar control. Learn how to identify triggers and reduce stress.

How to Beat Stress-Induced Insomnia

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

Stress-induced insomnia can be hard to beat. Learn simple techniques that can help you get the rest you need at Diabetic Connect.

Adjusting Expectations to Meet the Reality of Diabetes

By Dr GaryCA 3 Comments

Living with diabetes or any chronic condition is difficult enough without expecting perfection from yourself and others. See tips to take the pressure off.

Chronic Communication: Tips for Dealing with Anger

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Learn how to deal with the anger you feel to move forward and better your relationships.

Setting Boundaries: How Always Saying "Yes" Can Sacrifice Self-Care

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Enforcing boundaries is a process, moment by moment, one step at a time. And remember, if you are taking good care of yourself, you will be that much better able to care for the important…

Chronic Communication: Finding Middle Ground

By Dr GaryCA 2 Comments

How are you and your partner feeling about your treatment?

Building Resilience to Take on Diabetes Challenges

By Dr GaryCA 2 Comments

Learn to build your resiliency.

Tips for Dealing with an Unsupportive Family

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Here are Dr. Gary's tips for handling family troubles.

Blogger Brian Buckley, Author of "BeatT2Diabetes.com"

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

Brian Buckley's blog "BeatT2Diabetes.com" is his way to share what he's learned and encourage others.

Q & A: Documentary Filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie, Creator of “SUGAR BABIES”

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

Jenny Mackenzie, Ph.D. is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Diabetic Connect users can view exclusive excerpts of her latest film "SUGAR BABIES."

Chronic Communication: Breaking Out of Common Family Dramas

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Shake up your family routine to find peace in your home.

Chronic Communication: Focusing on Simple Joys

By Dr GaryCA 2 Comments

Being conscious of life’s daily pleasures—even when you have to give yourself a push to be conscious of them—can take you a long way toward feeling happier.

Chronic Communication: Accepting Help from Others

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how to handle a change in the household chore routine because of chronic illness.

Chronic Communication: Encourage Your Family to Share Their Feelings

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Here's how to spark better communication that can strengthen family ties despite the challenges.