Diabetes Emotions Articles

Setting Expectations of Diabetes Care

By Jeanette TerryPA 1 Comment

There are a lot of expectations when it comes to good diabetes control. Whatever the expectations, make sure that they are in line with good health decisions for your personal needs.

"Why Can't I Change My Eating Habits?"

By Dr GaryCA 5 Comments

Dr. Gary answers questions from the Diabetic Connect community: Why can't I change my eating habits even though I know not doing so could result in my untimely death? And: I have a hard time…

How to Create a Positive Environment at Home

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

The challenges of living with a chronic condition can leave hot buttons ripe for the pushing.

Diabetes Got You Down? 8 Tips to Find Meaning.

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Eight ways you can be happy and hopeful despite living with diabetes.

5 Tips to Manage Diabetes — Without Losing Your Mind

By Jewels Doskicz, R.N. 2 Comments

Managing your diabetes, and perhaps even the diabetes of your child, can be challenging. Learn how to cope with diabetes care challenges at Diabetic Connect.

7 Ways to Cope With Financial Stress

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Stop thinking about your finances? Fat chance of that. But you can do a few things to manage the stress that financial concerns can cause.

5 Tips to Manage Diabetes Burnout

By Dr GaryCA 4 Comments

Advice from Dr. Gary on what to do when your diabetic self-care feels like too much.

10 Tips to Fight Diabetes Burnout

By Martine Ehrenclou, M.A. 3 Comments

If you’re a patient with diabetes, management of your symptoms might feel like a stressful job — one that you didn’t sign up for. You might be experiencing patient burnout.

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.

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.

Mindfulness Moment: Find Calm in Simple Chores

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

So, you’ve tried everything but the kitchen sink and you still haven’t found a mindfulness exercise that works for you? Well, maybe it’s time to take a second look at the kitchen sink.

3 Quick Tips to Stress Less and Improve Your Health

By Susan Sloane, BS, RPh, CDE 1 Comment

Reducing the stress in your life may be simpler than you think.

Craft a Positive Vision for Your Future

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Your vision for the future may not look quite the way you might have thought it would before your diagnosis.

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.

New Year, New Goals: Making Realistic Resolutions

By sloane 2 Comments

As the new year draws near, we all try to make pledges to be better. We all have room for improvement, so what do we want to change. Do you want to eat better and…

Adjusting Expectations to Meet the Reality of Diabetes

By Dr GaryCA 3 Comments

Living with diabetes or any chronic condition is difficult enough without expecting perfection from yourself and others. See tips to take the pressure off.