Diabetes Emotions Articles

Family Value: The Benefits of Staying on a Budget

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips for coping with the high cost of living with chronic illness.

Community Perspective: Improving Sleep for Better Diabetes Management

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Dr. Gary McClain, therapist, author, and patient advocate, joined our community discussion to chat about getting good sleep for better diabetes management.

Chronic Communication at Home: The Magic of Asking Questions

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how a simple question can help improve communication with your partner and strengthen your relationship.

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 1 Comment

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.