Diabetes Emotions Articles

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 abbeysue 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.

Holiday Tip 4: Stay Positive with the "Diabetes Police"

By Amy Tenderich 1 Comment

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?"