Diabetes Emotions Articles

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

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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?

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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

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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.

Feeling Normal: We Don’t Unlock Self-Esteem, We Create It

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has six steps you can take to feel better about yourself.

Just Diagnosed: Nurturing Patience During Your First Year

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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!

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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

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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.