Diabetes Emotions Articles
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…
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.
You have a right to make treatment decisions, but the choices can be scary. Here's how to handle it.
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…
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.
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.
Starting off with the right approach is really important for two reasons.
Diabetes does not have to ruin your life. You will be OK.
Relaxation can help you deal with your "everyday frustrations" of diabetes.
Negative feelings and a sense of being overwhelmed are incredibly common among people with diabetes.
Taking care of yourself with diabetes is indeed a “mental game,” requiring you to learn to function comfortably on a number of levels.
Stress and depression are extremely common during the holiday season.
It’s not at all uncommon for friends, family members, or even strangers who know you have diabetes to ask: "Should you be eating that?"