Diabetes Coping Articles

Waiting for Test Results: How to Get Through the Countdown

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If worry gets the best of you, Dr. Gary has good advice.

“I’m Worried About My Children’s Future.”

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If you’re concerned that chronic illness might prevent you from caring for your children, Dr. Gary has helpful advice.

Just Diagnosed: 10 Steps Toward Coping With Fear

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Health worries are normal—but you don’t have to let them get the best of you. Dr. Gary has helpful advice.

Community Perspective: Taming Your Diabetes Worries

By Tom Betar 1 Comment

Diabetes brings with it a lot of reasons to worry. But if you can learn to tame those worries you can lead a more productive life.

Chronic Communication at Home: How Would an Outsider View the Atmosphere in Your Home?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how the answer can help make your home a place where everyone in the family feels understood, supported, and loved.

Community Perspective: Reflecting on your Diaversary

By Tom Betar No Comments

Do you remember the date you were first diagnosed with diabetes? Our diabetic online community explains why acknowledging and celebrating your "diaversary" can be a helpful coping strategy.

How to Have a More Positive Outlook: “Like” Your Life

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Dr. Gary has simple advice than can help you lift your spirits every day.

Acknowledging Diaversaries

By Dr. Mark Heyman No Comments

Learn how you can benefit from remembering and reflecting on the anniversary of a diabetes diagnosis.

Welcoming Sadness and Listening to the Message

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Dr. Gary explains that there’s a lot you can learn from this natural and normal emotion.

When Anger Turns Into Abuse

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If chronic illness is straining your relationship, learn to recognize the warning signs of abuse and take steps to protect yourself.

A Reflection on Winter: Decline, Making Space, Rebirth

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how the seasons teach us a lesson that can help you make positive changes in your life.

Motivation: Where Does It Come From?

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

If you’re struggling to make a healthy change in your life, Dr. Gary’s tips can help.

Do M.O.R.E. With Diabetes: Meet Yourself Where You Are

By Melissa Joy Dobbins No Comments

Learn to become more empowered in your diabetes self-management by asking yourself these questions.

Chronic Communication at Work: When I Call In Sick, Do I Have to Explain Why?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

You can limit how much you say about your chronic illness. Dr. Gary explains how to handle this common and sometimes delicate situation.

Are You Anxious About Getting Anxious?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Feeling anxious is bad enough, but worrying about becoming anxious only makes things worse. Dr. Gary tells how you can avoid this common issue.

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.