Diabetes Relationships Articles

Chronic Communication at Home: When You Confront, Do It Gently

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Angry words only lead to more angry words. But confronting a family member doesn't have to lead to conflict. Here’s a better way.

Holiday Gifts for People with Diabetes

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

Just as you would for anyone else in your life, you can give your diabetic loved ones anything that you think they would enjoy.

5 Holiday Gifts Every Person With Diabetes Will Appreciate

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

Check out these wonderful diabetic-friendly holiday present ideas.

3 Tips for Sending Your Type 1 Child to School

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

Sending your type 1 diabetic child off to school can be difficult. Keep these three tips in mind to help make the transition from summer to fall easier.

5 Things You Need to Know about Support for Diabetes

By Lana Barhum No Comments

How to get the support you need so you can live a happy life while managing diabetes. Learn more at Diabetic Connect.

How to Participate in a Twitter Chat

By Kim Bowen -2 Comments

Learn the ins and outs of a Twitter chat so you can participate in Diabetic Connect Twitter chats every Tuesday. Read more here.

Diabetic Connect Chat on Twitter: Navigating Emotions and Relationships as a Diabetic

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Join the Nov. 11th Diabetic Connect Twitter chat about emotions and relationships featuring Dr. Gary McClain. Read more about it here.

You and Your Relationships: A Positive Perspective on Negative People

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Overcome the effects of negative people. Learn how to work with negativity and even turn it around.

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Talking to Someone with Chronic Illness

By Lana Barhum No Comments

How you can maintain good communication and relieve tension in your relationship even while your loved one is chronically ill.

Why Every Diabetic Needs a Support System

By Jeanette Terry No Comments

Tips on how you can let family and friends help you stay healthy and happy as you manage your diabetes.

How to Support a Loved One Through Diabetes

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

Expectations of family bliss can be tested to their very core when chronic illness is stirred into the pot.

Chronic Communication at Home: Teaming Up at Get-Togethers and Family Events

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

When you have diabetes, social events can be challenging. Dr. Gary's tips can help you enjoy socializing without all the stress.

Putting it All Out There

By Jeanette Terry 1 Comment

It’s easy to hide diabetes. A person living with diabetes looks just like any other healthy person at first glance.

Nine Things Chronically Ill People Want Loved Ones to Know

By Lana Barhum 1 Comment

There are many things a chronically ill person wants their loved ones to know but are hesitant to share.

Communicating Concern and Support for Loved Ones in Pain

By Lana Barhum No Comments

People who live with pain do best when loved ones express concern for their hurting and offer support that is genuinely needed.

When Words Fail, Here Are 7 Gestures That Can Help Do the Job

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Sometimes it's hard to know what to say. Here's how to use simple gestures to show the people you care about how you feel.