Diabetes Relationships Articles

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.

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.