Diabetes Emotions Articles

The Power of the Hug

By Dr GaryCA 3 Comments

If you haven’t had a hug lately, you’re missing out. Dr. Gary explains how a good squeeze can do you good.

How Humor Can Help You Manage Diabetes

By Beverly S. Adler, PhD, CDE 1 Comment

Learn how to use humor as a coping strategy that helps you keep a smile on your face as you deal with diabetes. And see some fun diabetes jokes!

Chronic Communication at Home: Date Night, Family Night

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don’t let chronic illness put family fun on the back burner. Dr. Gary explains why having fun together is so important—and gives you tips to help the good times roll.

Getting Yourself in the Mood for Sleep

By Dr GaryCA 2 Comments

If the usual sleep tips still leave you counting sheep, Dr. Gary has another way to help you get more of the refreshing sleep you need.

Diabetes Blame and Shame

By Cynthia Rogers 1 Comment

Cynthia Rogers explains how people with diabetes can be blamed and shamed for having the disease.

What’s a Good Day? And How Do I Have More?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Good days don’t just happen. Dr. Gary names seven steps you can take to help brighten every day.

Mind Says, Body Follows: The Power of Stressful Thoughts

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Don't let stress make you miserable. Dr. Gary shows you five simple ways to stop sweating the small stuff.

The Diabetes Olympics

By Jewels Doskicz, RN No Comments

Jewels Doskicz, RN, discusses how you can bring the competitive spirit into your life with diabetes.

Just Diagnosed: What Are You Doing About Your Mental Health?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains six ways to overcome the emotional challenges that come with chronic illness.

Chronic Communication: When the Conversation Gets Uncomfortable

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how to have hard conversations with your partner in ways that bring you closer together instead of driving you apart.

Take an Anxiety Break

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Dr. Gary shows you how to deal with your anxious thoughts by indulging them—within limits.

When It’s Time to Stop Treatment

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary offers guidance for making a difficult end-of-life decision that no one hopes to face.

Your Treatment: So . . . Plan A Didn’t Work. Now What?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don't give up! Dr. Gary tells what to do if your recommended diabetes treatments haven't helped.

Chronic Communication at Home: The Gift of Listening

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Paying better attention to your partner’s words can strengthen the bonds between you. Dr. Gary shows you how.

Chronic Communication at Home: Keep the Air Clear

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Dr. Gary shows couples how to defuse triggers that lead to emotional outbursts.

Community Perspective: Your Bucket List and Diabetes

By Tom Betar No Comments

Don't let diabetes stop you from checking off items on your bucket list.