Diabetes Emotions Articles

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.

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.