Diabetes Coping Articles

Joslin Diabetes Experts: Holiday Q&A

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Your holiday-related questions, answered by the experts.

Q & A: Nick Masercola, Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance

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Nick Masercola was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in his early teens, after his family decided it was time to see a doctor when, as he says, he “couldn’t go half an hour without peeing…

Q & A: Steve Richert, Founder of "LivingVertical"

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Living Vertical is a nonprofit organization geared toward empowering Type 1 Diabetics through rock climbing and the adventure lifestyle.

Newly Diagnosed — Tip 4: Start Good Habits Early

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Starting off with the right approach is really important for two reasons.

Newly Diagnosed — Tip 2: Take It Day by Day

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If you think about diabetes control as a lifelong struggle stretched out ahead of you, it’s easy to feel defeated before you even start. 

Newly Diagnosed — Tip 1: Understand Your Diagnosis

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Diabetes does not have to ruin your life. You will be OK.

Intimacy — Tip 5: If You Wear an Insulin Pump

By Amy Tenderich 1 Comment

One of the biggest issues about wearing a small machine attached to your body is, of course, intimacy. 

Intimacy — Tip 3: For Men, ED Is Out of the Closet

By Amy Tenderich 1 Comment

Once an area reserved for older men who had diabetes for years, sexual problems with diabetes have “come out of the closet” of late.

Intimacy — Tip 2: Start the Relationship on the Right Note

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If you’re in the dating phase, it’s important to set the right tone on the way you want your diabetes to be handled. Learn how to do this at Diabetic Connect.

Intimacy — Tip 1: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!

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With sex and diabetes, it's important to communicate with your partner. Learn how to communicate about sex and diabetes at Diabetic Connect.

Diabetes and Sex: What to Know

By Amy Tenderich 2 Comments

No matter how independent you are about managing your diabetes, when it comes to intimacy, there’s going to be someone else involved!

Mental Game Tip 5: Find Support Online

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As we struggle to offset stress and stay motivated, there’s no underestimating the value of community support.

Q & A: Superstar Nick Jonas―Dishing on Diabetes

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An interview with superstar singer Nick Jonas by Diabetic Connect's Amy Tenderich.

The Mental Game of Diabetes

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I’ll let you in on a little secret: the hardest part of having diabetes is psychological.

Holiday Tip 5: Beat Stress Before It Beats You

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Stress and depression are extremely common during the holiday season.

Holiday Tip 2: When Traveling—Be Prepared

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During the busy holiday season, travel can be especially hectic, so it’s even more important to think ahead.