Diabetes Relationships Articles

“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.

How to Talk to Kids about Diabetes

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how to talk to your children about your diabetes using these tips from Dr. Gary, clinical psychologist.

Chronic Communication: Get Clarification Before You React

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

One way to communicate more clearly is by using the paraphrase technique.

Chronic Communication: Tips for Dealing with Anger

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Learn how to deal with the anger you feel to move forward and better your relationships.

Chronic Communication: Finding Middle Ground

By Dr GaryCA 2 Comments

How are you and your partner feeling about your treatment?

Tips for Dealing with an Unsupportive Family

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

Here are Dr. Gary's tips for handling family troubles.

Chronic Communication: Breaking Out of Common Family Dramas

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Shake up your family routine to find peace in your home.

Chronic Communication: Focusing on Simple Joys

By Dr GaryCA 2 Comments

Being conscious of life’s daily pleasures—even when you have to give yourself a push to be conscious of them—can take you a long way toward feeling happier.

Chronic Communication: Accepting Help from Others

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how to handle a change in the household chore routine because of chronic illness.

Chronic Communication: Encourage Your Family to Share Their Feelings

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Here's how to spark better communication that can strengthen family ties despite the challenges.

Doctor Discussion Guide: Better Doc Talk Starts Here

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

The first step to getting appropriate treatment is to visit a doctor or diabetes specialist. This guide can help make that visit more meaningful and productive

Intimacy — Tip 5: If You Wear an Insulin Pump

By Amy Tenderich 1 Comment

One of the biggest issues about wearing a small machine attached to your body is, of course, intimacy. 

Intimacy — Tip 4: It Happens to Women, Too

By Amy Tenderich No Comments

Diabetes-related sexual troubles plague an enormous number of people with all types of diabetes, including plenty of women. 

Intimacy — Tip 3: For Men, ED Is Out of the Closet

By Amy Tenderich 1 Comment

Once an area reserved for older men who had diabetes for years, sexual problems with diabetes have “come out of the closet” of late.