Diabetes Emotions Articles

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.

How to Breathe to Release Stress

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

When you find yourself getting caught up in your head, with your mind wandering from the past to the future, your breath can bring you back down to earth and into the present moment. And…

Want Good Blood Glucose Control? Find a Kind Doctor

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 2 Comments

For people with conditions like diabetes, an empathetic doctor—someone who is caring and sensitive to what you're experiencing—not only eases your mind but can actually improve your health outcome.

What To Do When Your Doctor Won't Tell You What To Do

By Dr GaryCA 3 Comments

You have a right to make treatment decisions, but the choices can be scary. Here's how to handle it.

Setting Boundaries: How Always Saying "Yes" Can Sacrifice Self-Care

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Enforcing boundaries is a process, moment by moment, one step at a time. And remember, if you are taking good care of yourself, you will be that much better able to care for the important…

Mindfulness Moment: Use Your Five Senses

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

When you're dealing with the frustrations and pains of a chronic illness, it can be especially hard to relax. Here, Dr. Gary offers some tips for how we can ground ourselves in the moment.

Tip of the Week: Remember to Laugh

By GabbyPA No Comments

In all the seriousness of this disease, and I don't have to remind you of those, we need to keep our sense of humor and enjoy life along the way.

Newly Diagnosed — Tip 4: Start Good Habits Early

By Amy Tenderich No Comments

Starting off with the right approach is really important for two reasons.

Newly Diagnosed — Tip 1: Understand Your Diagnosis

By Amy Tenderich No Comments

Diabetes does not have to ruin your life. You will be OK.

Mental Game Tip 3: Try Relaxation Techniques

By Amy Tenderich 1 Comment

Relaxation can help you deal with your "everyday frustrations" of diabetes.

Mental Game Tip 2: Get Screened for Serious Distress

By Amy Tenderich No Comments

Negative feelings and a sense of being overwhelmed are incredibly common among people with diabetes.

Mental Game Tip 1: Be a Problem-Solver

By abbeysueCA 1 Comment

Taking care of yourself with diabetes is indeed a “mental game,” requiring you to learn to function comfortably on a number of levels.

Holiday Tip 5: Beat Stress Before It Beats You

By Amy Tenderich No Comments

Stress and depression are extremely common during the holiday season.