Diabetes Coping Articles

Type 1 Diabetes and the Pressure to Be Perfect

By Stacey Simms No Comments

Nobody's perfect, especially when it comes to managing diabetes. Learn to understand and cope with pressures you may feel from others—and from yourself.

Chronic Communication at Home: Did You Marry Me or Your Chronic Condition?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If health issues are straining your relationship, Dr. Gary’s tips can help bring you and your partner closer together.

Community Perspective: Diabetes and Stigma

By Tom Betar No Comments

The stigma associated with diabetes is discussed.

Feeling Normal: Tolerating Frustration

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

You can't avoid life’s frustrations, so Dr. Gary gives you five positive, powerful ways to deal with them.

The True Cost of Stigma in Type 2 Diabetes

By Corinna Cornejo No Comments

Learn to understand and interrupt the cycle of blame, shame, and self-doubt.

Just Diagnosed: Going Through the Motions

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

As you adjust to life with chronic illness, Dr. Gary explains why it’s important to follow your everyday routine even if your heart isn’t in it.

Talking to Your Doctor: When Each Visit Feels Like the First Visit

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to do if your doctor sometimes forgets what you’ve previously discussed together.

Community Perspective: Diabetes Misinformation

By Tom Betar No Comments

It can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to diabetes. Uninformed bloggers, the media, and even friends and family can spread misinformation and make it hard to know what the truth…

Chronic Communication at Home: I Was Just Waiting for You to Say That!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Does your partner say certain words that always get your goat? Dr. Gary names eight ways to avoid arguments and strengthen your relationship instead.

Community Perspective: The Big Blue Test

By Tom Betar No Comments

Learn about the Big Blue Test and how you can use your exercise habits to make a difference.

Family Value: The Benefits of Staying on a Budget

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips for coping with the high cost of living with chronic illness.

Community Perspective: Improving Sleep for Better Diabetes Management

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Dr. Gary McClain, therapist, author, and patient advocate, joined our community discussion to chat about getting good sleep for better diabetes management.

Chronic Communication at Home: The Magic of Asking Questions

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how a simple question can help improve communication with your partner and strengthen your relationship.

Community Perspective: Humor and Diabetes

By Tom Betar No Comments

Laughter and humor can be valuable coping tools for diabetes. Learn from our community members how humor impacts their diabetes management.

The Power of the Hug

By Dr GaryCA 3 Comments

If you haven’t had a hug lately, you’re missing out. Dr. Gary explains how a good squeeze can do you good.

How Humor Can Help You Manage Diabetes

By Beverly S. Adler, PhD, CDE 1 Comment

Learn how to use humor as a coping strategy that helps you keep a smile on your face as you deal with diabetes. And see some fun diabetes jokes!