Diabetes Emotions Articles

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 Nonadherent!

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.

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 1 Comment

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.