Diabetes Coping Articles

“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.

5 Tips to Avoid Conversation Killers

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Living with diabetes presents a lot of challenges. And so does talking about it. Uncomfortable emotions may come up. Long avoided decisions may have to be made. Somebody might be left feeling helpless.

Is Your Grudge Making You Sick? 4 Tips to Forgive.

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Taking the best possible care of your own health starts with creating a healthy environment.

Dr. Gary's Tips for Relaxation and Happiness

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

It's easy to focus on the negative. So, how about creating some light on the horizon? Here’s a mindfulness technique to bring some light into your life.

9 Ideas for Finding the Support You Need

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

The road can be lonely for those who are living with diabetes. Learn how to cope and make connections at Diabetic Connect.

7 Tips to Keep Regret and Disappointment in Check

By Gary McClain No Comments

Disappointment? Regret? Diabetes can bring up all kinds of thoughts and feelings about what you thought your life would be like.

Don't Let Stress Send Your Blood Sugar Soaring

By Susan Sloane 3 Comments

High blood sugars can lead to stress and feed a vicious cycle in a person with diabetes. Practicing ways to reduce your level of stress will help.

How to Talk to Kids about Diabetes

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how to talk to your children about your diabetes using these tips from Dr. Gary, clinical psychologist.

Craft a Positive Vision for Your Future

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Where do you want to go in life? Here's how to get there, one small step at a time.

How to Keep Your Self-Evaluation Kind and Honest

By Gary McClain 1 Comment

Self-evaluation can be a good thing. But it can slip and slide into self-criticism. You have a choice.

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.