Diabetes Emotions Articles

Just Diagnosed: Nurturing Patience During Your First Year

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to avoid stressing out when progress doesn’t come as quickly as you’d like.

Community Perspective: It’s Okay to Put Off the Silver Lining

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

Dr. Gary McClain, therapist, author, and chronic illness patient advocate, joined this week’s Community Perspective to explain that it’s okay to feel your positive and negative emotions.

Feeling Normal: Anxious? Use it Well!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

There are better things to do with your anxiety than wish it would disappear. Dr. Gary's tips teach you how to put it to good use.

Talking to Your Doctor: Yikes! I’m Losing My Doctor!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary's tips can help you find a new physician you'll be happy with.

Balance: The Power of Logic, the Power of Emotions

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Good things happen when your head and your heart learn to work together. Dr. Gary shows you how to get the best from both.

Community Perspective: Motivation to Manage Diabetes

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Diabetes burnout is real and can really get in the way of your diabetes management. During this week’s community Q&A, we discussed how to find diabetes management motivation. Kelly Close, editor-in-chief and founder at

Talking to Your Doctor: Is It Really Love?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Sometimes good chemistry with your physician can interfere with your care. Dr. Gary tells how to have a doctor-patient relationship that helps you stay healthy.

A Breakthrough in Therapy! What Does That Really Mean?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how how to recognize your breakthroughs—and work toward new ones.

Stop It With the Silver Lining, Already!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary discusses the pressure to be positive.

Are Emotions Leading You Around by the Nose?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don’t let your feelings lead to actions you’ll later regret. Dr. Gary's tips can help you avoid this common trap.

Just Diagnosed: Getting Your Emotions Through the First Year

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips to help you make peace with difficult feelings that may come with your diagnosis.

Feeling Normal: Being Okay With Life’s GPS

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Getting where you want to be in life starts with feeling better about where you are. Dr. Gary's tips can help you do both.

Community Perspective: Talking About Diabetes

By Tom Betar No Comments

Talking about diabetes isn’t always easy, but hiding your condition can make matters worse and leave you feeling alone. In this week’s Twitter chat, we explored strategies for talking to others about the disease, as…

Chronic Communication at Work: Returning After a Leave of Absence

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don’t be surprised if things changed while you were away from your job. Dr. Gary has tips to smooth your return.

Chronic Communication: My Partner is Noncompliant!

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Tired of nagging, begging, or scolding your partner to keep up with self-care? Chances are they're tired of hearing it too. Dr. Gary has a better way.

3 Tips for Redefining Normal with Chronic Illness

By Lana Barhum No Comments

Here is how you redefine ordinary when life requires you to prepare for a potential new normal.