Diabetes Relationships Articles

The Benefits of a Support System

By Jewels Doskicz, R.N. No Comments

Diabetes isn't a disease to be shouldered alone — which is one of the reasons it's called a family disease.

Superstitious Thinking: Recognizing What It Is, and Why You Don’t Need It.

By Dr. Gary 2 Comments

Superstitious thinking can have consequences that aren’t so helpful, learn what you can do to counteract it.

Use Healing Words to Help Your Relationship

By Dr. Gary No Comments

Words can heal. Know what to say to help your relationship.

Top 10 Most Annoying Things People Say About Diabetes

By Jewels Doskicz, R.N. 6 Comments

Some people don't have a filter on their mouth — especially when it comes to talking diabetes. Learn more at Diabetic Connect.

Let Diabetes Be a Part of Who You Are

By Jeanette Terry 1 Comment

I didn't want to be known as the girl with diabetes, but as a successful human being that just so happens to have diabetes and you can too.

What to do When a Loved One is Diagnosed with Diabetes

By Jeanette Terry No Comments

Diabetes is overwhelming and showing support can help you and your loved gain acceptance and control over their condition.

Learning—and Unlearning—Your Parents' Health Habits

By Dr. Gary No Comments

How your parents managed their health may impact how you manage yours.

Laughter has Real Health Benefits. Here are 9 Ideas for How to Get Laughing.

By Lana Barhum No Comments

Laughter releases feel-good endorphins that people living with pain really need. Here are nine ways to laugh today.

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.