Diabetes Emotions Articles

The True Cost of Stigma in Type 2 Diabetes

By Corinna Cornejo No Comments

Learn to understand and interrupt the cycle of blame, shame, and self-doubt.

Just Diagnosed: Going Through the Motions

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

As you adjust to life with chronic illness, Dr. Gary explains why it’s important to follow your everyday routine even if your heart isn’t in it.

Talking to Your Doctor: When Each Visit Feels Like the First Visit

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to do if your doctor sometimes forgets what you’ve previously discussed together.

Chronic Communication at Work: Talking to the Boss About Your Regimen

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to reassure your supervisor that caring for your health won’t prevent you from getting the job done.

Chronic Communication at Home: I Was Just Waiting for You to Say That!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Does your partner say certain words that always get your goat? Dr. Gary names eight ways to avoid arguments and strengthen your relationship instead.

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.