Diabetes Emotions Articles

A Reflection on Winter: Decline, Making Space, Rebirth

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how the seasons teach us a lesson that can help you make positive changes in your life.

Motivation: Where Does It Come From?

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

If you’re struggling to make a healthy change in your life, Dr. Gary’s tips can help.

Do M.O.R.E. With Diabetes: Meet Yourself Where You Are

By Melissa Joy Dobbins No Comments

Learn to become more empowered in your diabetes self-management by asking yourself these questions.

Chronic Communication at Work: When I Call In Sick, Do I Have to Explain Why?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

You can limit how much you say about your chronic illness. Dr. Gary explains how to handle this common and sometimes delicate situation.

Are You Anxious About Getting Anxious?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Feeling anxious is bad enough, but worrying about becoming anxious only makes things worse. Dr. Gary tells how you can avoid this common issue.

Chronic Communication at Home: Did You Marry Me or Your Chronic Condition?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If health issues are straining your relationship, Dr. Gary’s tips can help bring you and your partner closer together.

Feeling Normal: Tolerating Frustration

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

You can't avoid life’s frustrations, so Dr. Gary gives you five positive, powerful ways to deal with them.

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.