Diabetes Emotions Articles

Community Perspective: Type Wars

By Danielle Cronquist 2 Comments

It shouldn’t be type 1 vs. type 2 diabetes, but sometimes it can seem that way. We welcomed Peg Abernathy, Huffington Post writer, to this week’s community discussion.

Just Diagnosed: Watch Your Language!

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Put the power of words to work for you! Dr. Gary explains how to choose words that help you feel better about your health, and avoid words that don't.

Talking to Your Doctor: Never Too Much Information

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Do you hold back things your doctor might need to know? See how to keep your physician fully informed about your health without being labeled a time waster.

You and Your Thoughts: Who’s the Boss?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

You can prevent upsetting thoughts from making you miserable. Dr. Gary shows you how.

Community Perspective: Fill in the Blank

By Tom Betar No Comments

This week’s fun and fast-paced Twitter chat featured something different. We asked you to tell us about your diabetes with “fill-in-the-blank” questions, adapted from community discussions.

Just Diagnosed: Why Does Information Feel Like My Enemy?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains what to do if learning more about your diabetes seems overwhelming or scary.

When Chronic Disease Fosters Personal Growth

By Jewels Doskicz, RN No Comments

There's an upside to living with chronic disease. Learn how diabetes could bring out the best in us.

10 Ways to Live Well Despite Chronic Illness

By Lana Barhum No Comments

Life with chronic illness can still be satisfying. The most effective way to manage and reduce the impact of illness is to focus on ways to live well.

Feeling Normal: What Fear Does to Us

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Dr. Gary's tips teach you how to let fear empower you instead of making you miserable.

Write About Your Experience to Help You Heal

By Lana Barhum No Comments

Writing about difficult experiences, such as chronic illness and trauma, can be an effective way to ease emotional pain, stress, and worry.

Community Perspective: “Psychoglycemia”

By Tom Betar No Comments

This week's Twitter focuses on "psychoglycemia," a term that Dr. Beverly S. Adler came up with to describe when high or low blood sugars make you irrational or irritable.

Chronic Communication at Work: Is My Boss Expecting Less of Me?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to do if you're treated like you can't pull your own weight.

#Psychoglycemia: Coping Strategies When Your Blood Sugars Make You Feel Crazy

By Beverly S. Adler, PhD, CDE 1 Comment

Clinical psychologist and CDE Dr. Bev explains "psychoglycemia."

Feeling Normal: When Was the Last Time You Felt Exposed?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Does diabetes sometimes make it hard to appear as normal as you'd like? If this leaves you feeling exposed and self-conscious, Dr. Gary's tips can help.

Talking to Your Doctor: When Your Doctor Makes an Error

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Speaking up about a medical mistake doesn't have to be difficult. Dr. Gary has tips to help you know what to say and how to say it.

Community Perspective: Self-Evaluation

By Tom Betar No Comments

Self-evaluation isn’t always the easiest thing to do. For our weekly Q&A, using the hashtag #DCDE, we aimed to identify some of the best practices of self-evaluation and discussed how looking inward can lead to…