Diabetes Coping Articles

Chronic Communication at Home: Date Night, Family Night

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don’t let chronic illness put family fun on the back burner. Dr. Gary explains why having fun together is so important—and gives you tips to help the good times roll.

Community Perspective: Diabetes Blame and Shame

By Tom Betar No Comments

Do you feel shame or place blame when it comes to your diabetes? You're not alone.

Getting Yourself in the Mood for Sleep

By Dr GaryCA 2 Comments

If the usual sleep tips still leave you counting sheep, Dr. Gary has another way to help you get more of the refreshing sleep you need.

Diabetes Blame and Shame

By Cynthia Rogers 1 Comment

Cynthia Rogers explains how people with diabetes can be blamed and shamed for having the disease.

What’s a Good Day? And How Do I Have More?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Good days don’t just happen. Dr. Gary names seven steps you can take to help brighten every day.

Feeling Normal: What Are You Looking Forward To?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains a simple way to brighten your day—and your future.

Community Perspective: Going For Gold With Diabetes

By Tom Betar No Comments

Diabetes didn't stop Kris Freeman from competing in the Olympics. Our diabetes community discusses what else is possible with diabetes.

Mind Says, Body Follows: The Power of Stressful Thoughts

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Don't let stress make you miserable. Dr. Gary shows you five simple ways to stop sweating the small stuff.

The Diabetes Olympics

By Jewels Doskicz, RN No Comments

Jewels Doskicz, RN, discusses how you can bring the competitive spirit into your life with diabetes.

Just Diagnosed: What Are You Doing About Your Mental Health?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains six ways to overcome the emotional challenges that come with chronic illness.

Community Perspective: Practicing Self-Care

By Tom Betar No Comments

Self-care is discussed by our diabetic online community. Dr. Mark Heyman, diabetes psychologist, weighs in as well.

Chronic Communication: When the Conversation Gets Uncomfortable

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Learn how to have hard conversations with your partner in ways that bring you closer together instead of driving you apart.

How to Practice Self-Care

By Dr. Mark Heyman, diabetes psychologist, CDE No Comments

Dr. Mark Heyman explains how to practice diabetes self-care.

Community Perspective: Finding Your Diabetes Community

By Danielle Cronquist 1 Comment

This week we were joined by Christel Aprigliano, founder of the Diabetes UnConference and diabetes blogger, to explain how you can create a real-life diabetes community.

Take an Anxiety Break

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Dr. Gary shows you how to deal with your anxious thoughts by indulging them—within limits.

My Journey to Find My Diabetes Communities Can Help You Find Yours

By Chris Clement, Diabetic Connect social media manager 1 Comment

Diabetic Connect's social media manager Chris Clement talks about his journey to find his diabetes communities.