Diabetes Emotions Articles

Somebody Just Told Me I Am Acting Entitled Due to My Chronic Condition

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Ever been shamed because you asked for a little help? Dr. Gary explains how to handle the situation.

Chronic Communication at Home: Where Is All That Negativity Coming From?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells how to prevent a negative attitude from poisoning your relationship.

Your Dating Life: Is Your Chronic Condition Keeping You in a Bad Relationship?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary shows you how to find a romantic partner who gives you support—and walk away from one who doesn’t.

Newly Diagnosed: Why Telling Your Doctor to “Just Treat Me” Doesn’t Benefit You

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Leaving everything up to your doctor might be tempting—but there’s a better way to get the right care. Dr. Gary explains.

Chronic Communication at Work: My Chronic Condition Has Made Me Less Tolerant of Bureaucracy

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary names eight ways to make peace with annoying rules and red tape at your job.

Chronic Communication at Home: Why Is It So Hard to Apologize?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips to help you say those healing words, “I’m sorry.”

I Don’t Have a Great Support System. How Can I Make Friends?

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

Lots of other people are looking for new friends too. Dr. Gary names 11 ways to connect with them.

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You Withholding From Your Partner?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains why holding back love and support happens—and how to draw closer to your companion instead.

Talking to Your Doctor: Coping With “Let’s Watch and Wait”

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to do if your physician recommends a wait-and-see approach instead of treating new symptoms aggressively.

Chronic Communication at Work: Oh No, My Boss is Leaving!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Losing a supportive boss could leave you worried about what happens next. Dr. Gary shows you how to move forward with confidence.

“I'll Start … Tomorrow.” Are You Procrastinating on Your Self-Care Plan?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary shows you simple ways to deal with the urge to put things off.

How to Stay Calm

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary names 10 ways to keep your cool despite the stresses of everyday life.

Why Do I Feel Like Your Offer of Friendship Is Charity?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary names seven ways to choose friends who see beyond your chronic condition and treat you as an equal.

Is It Normal Anxiety or an Anxiety Disorder?

By Lana Barhum No Comments

Different kinds of anxiety may be helpful or harmful. Learn how to tell them apart.

Stop Sweating the Small Stuff

By Lana Barhum 1 Comment

Once I was able to accept the reality of my situation, it because easier to live a happy and fulfilled life and not sweat the small stuff.

Newly Diagnosed: Set Yourself Up for Success!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary names nine simple skills that will help you manage your chronic health condition.