Diabetes Emotions Articles

5 Tips for Handling the Diabetes Police

By Ginger Vieira No Comments

When well-meaning relatives try to tell you how to manage your diabetes, here's how to handle it.

Thinking "Why Me?" I Have Some Advice.

By Ginger Vieira 1 Comment

Living with diabetes isn't easy. Neither is living with any of life's problems. If you feel life isn't fair, here's advice that could help you cope.

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Change Your Perspective on Diabetes

By Jeanette Terry 1 Comment

The challenges of diabetes can spur positive changes in your life. Here's how to change the way you think about diabetes and achieve greater happiness.

Celebrating the Holidays With Diabetes

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

Diabetes never takes a holiday, but it doesn't have to dampen your holiday fun. Check out these tips on how to enjoy your time with friends and family.

7 Steps to Help Make a Bad Day Better

By Dr GaryCA 2 Comments

If you are living with a chronic condition, a bad day can mean not feeling all that great, having to take it easy, maybe canceling some plans.

Depression: The Hidden Diabetes Complication

By Chris Clement 3 Comments

I have suffered from type 1 diabetes for nearly two decades. But my physical condition is good. My suffering is emotional.

Setting Expectations of Diabetes Care

By Jeanette Terry 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.