Diabetes Emotions Articles

Talking to Your Doctor: How to Have the Antidepressant/Anti-Anxiety Medication Conversation

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Dr. Gary has tips to help you make an informed decision about taking mental health medicine.

How to Avoid Labeling Yourself—or Letting Others Label You—as a Victim

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You didn’t choose to have a chronic condition—but you can choose to not let it make you feel like a victim. Dr. Gary explains.

Chronic Communication at Home: Could Your Family Members Have Compassion Fatigue?

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Dr. Gary explains how to help your loved ones avoid burnout as they take care of you.

Chronic Communication at Home: How the “Cold Shoulder” Hurts Your Relationship

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The silent treatment doesn’t solve anything. Dr. Gary explains how to strengthen your relationship instead.

Compliance Versus Adherence

By Dr GaryCA 3 Comments

Knowing the difference between these words can open the door to better self-care. Dr. Gary explains.

Chronic Communication at Home: Your Kids Are Listening and Watching

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Hiding your health problems from your kids doesn’t work. Dr. Gary explains why—and what to do instead.

Your Ability to Take Charge: When To Turn It On, When To Give It a Rest

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Dr. Gary tells how to tame your take-charge instinct when it goes too far.

Work/Life Balance: a Five-Step Approach to Achieving It Your Way

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Dr. Gary tells how to meet the demands of your hectic life and have enough “me time” too.

Chronic Communication at Home: How to Cope With—and Avoid Giving—Unwanted Advice

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Dr. Gary tells how to put sensible limits on sensitive topics.

How’s Your Health Literacy?

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Get the knowledge you need to take better control of your health.

Coping With Chronic Illness at Work: Dr. Gary’s Best Advice

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Living with a chronic condition can add unique challenges to your job. See Dr. Gary’s expert advice on 10 common situations you may face in the workplace.

Coping With Chronic Illness at Home: Dr. Gary’s Best Advice

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Here are Dr. Gary’s helpful insights about 10 common emotional challenges you and your loved ones may face.

Chronic Communication at Home: What Happens When You Rehearse a Conversation

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Need to discuss a sensitive subject? Dr. Gary tells how to avoid the trap of thinking you know what your partner will say.

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You and Your Partner Spending Too Much Time With Only Each Other?

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Isolation can creep up on couples. Here’s why you should invite more people into your life—and how to get started.

Community Perspective: Diabetes Bright Spots and Landmines

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What have you found to make your diabetes-life easier, or what barriers have you found that make it harder?

Newly Diagnosed: My Self-Esteem Just Took a Hit!

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Dr. Gary tells what you can do if your chronic condition has tarnished the way you feel about yourself.