Diabetes Relationships Articles

Chronic Communication at Home: Is There Value in Having an Argument?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to argue in ways that can bring you and your partner closer together instead of driving you apart.

Chronic Communication at Home: Could Your Family Members Have Compassion Fatigue?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to help your loved ones avoid burnout as they take care of you.

Chronic Communication at Home: How the “Cold Shoulder” Hurts Your Relationship

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

The silent treatment doesn’t solve anything. Dr. Gary explains how to strengthen your relationship instead.

Chronic Communication at Home: How to Cope With—and Avoid Giving—Unwanted Advice

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells how to put sensible limits on sensitive topics.

Coping With Chronic Illness at Home: Dr. Gary’s Best Advice

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Here are Dr. Gary’s helpful insights about 10 common emotional challenges you and your loved ones may face.

Chronic Communication at Home: What Happens When You Rehearse a Conversation

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Need to discuss a sensitive subject? Dr. Gary tells how to avoid the trap of thinking you know what your partner will say.

Community Perspective: The Diabetes Online Community

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

A great community to become a part of is the diabetes online community, a group of people on Twitter who use #doc to connect with each other.

Chronic Communication at Home: Texting? How About Talking?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how texting can lead to misunderstandings about sensitive topics like your health and your relationship.

Community Perspective: Communicating About Chronic Illness at Home

By Danielle Cronquist 1 Comment

For this week’s community discussion, we welcomed Dr. Gary McClain, PhD, therapist, author, and patient advocate, to chat with members of the diabetes community about communicating about chronic illness at home.

Chronic Communication at Home: It’s So Easy to Place Blame

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how you can avoid the blame game and strengthen your relationship with your partner.

If You Ignore Your Diabetes, You’re Hurting Others Too

By Tom Betar No Comments

Ignoring your diabetes can lead to many complications down the road, but the effects on your loved ones may be even greater.

Chronic Communication at Home: Talking to Your Kids About Money

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

When health costs lead to money woes, your children may worry about the family’s security. Here’s how to calm their fears.

When Anger Turns Into Abuse

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If chronic illness is straining your relationship, learn to recognize the warning signs of abuse and take steps to protect yourself.

Community Perspective: Diabetes and Stigma

By Tom Betar No Comments

The stigma associated with diabetes is discussed.

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.

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.