Diabetes Relationships Articles

Ask an Expert: Finding a Balance

By Dr. Gary No Comments

Balance is everything. Make yourself your number one priority. Each and every day.

Chronic Communication at Home: How "Fuzzy Bunnies" Can Keep the Peace

By Dr. Gary 4 Comments

Tension breakers like “fuzzy bunnies” are a great way to stop an argument when everything else you say seems to be adding to the conflict.

Ask an Expert: I'm losing control

By Dr. Gary 1 Comment

Diabetic self-care isn't easy. Working with friends, family and your health care team will help you find the control you need.

Ask an Expert: How do I Make Them Understand?

By Dr. Gary 1 Comment

When friends and family don't understand what it's like to live with diabetes it can be hard.

Chronic Communication at Home: Helping Kids Answer the "What's Wrong with Your Mom/Dad" Question

By Gary McClain 1 Comment

The conversation between the parent and child about your chronic illness can be tough, let us help.

Is It Time to Treat Your Loved Ones Like a Stranger?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Strangers get our best manners. Shouldn't our loved ones too?

Chronic Communication at Home: When You Don't Know What to Say

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Silence isn't always golden. See insightful tips that help you get past common communication breakdowns to give or receive understanding and support.

Under Cover: Sex and Diabetes

By Jewels Doskicz, R.N. 9 Comments

Does diabetes throw a wrench into your sex life? Learn how to have better sex while managing diabetes at Diabetic Connect.

3 Ways to Care For Family and Your Diabetes

By Jeanette Terry No Comments

Many people living with diabetes also have other demands on their time and energy including being a parent, caregiver or provider. So where does diabetes management fall on the priority list?

The Mental Game of Food: 5 Tips to Gain the Upper Hand

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Food is a way of making a connection when the words don’t come so easily. But if your family members know you are diabetic, why are they encouraging — or pushing — you to eat…

5 Ways to Help Your Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Partner

By Amy Abbott 1 Comment

Here are five healthy ways you can help your newly-diagnosed spouse accept and work with his or her new reality.

Stop Diabetes From Killing Your Relationship

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Living with diabetes brings challenges that can leave couples feeling frustrated. Dr. Gary's tips can help you overcome communication breakdowns.

How to Talk About Diabetes

By Jeanette Terry 1 Comment

The majority of those living with diabetes would much rather loved ones ask and learn more about the disease.

“You Can’t Eat That!” 7 Tips to Manage the Diabetes Food Police

By Dr GaryCA 16 Comments

There are people in your life who are going to have some extra concern about how well you are taking care of yourself. The problem is, they may also feel they have a right…

5 Tips to Avoid Conversation Killers

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Living with diabetes presents a lot of challenges. And so does talking about it. Uncomfortable emotions may come up. Long avoided decisions may have to be made. Somebody might be left feeling helpless.

9 Ideas for Finding the Support You Need

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

The road can be lonely for those who are living with diabetes. Learn how to cope and make connections at Diabetic Connect.