Diabetes Articles

How’s Your Health Literacy?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Get the knowledge you need to take better control of your health.

Coping With Chronic Illness at Work: Dr. Gary’s Best Advice

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Living with a chronic condition can add unique challenges to your job. See Dr. Gary’s expert advice on 10 common situations you may face in the workplace.

Coping With Chronic Illness at Home: Dr. Gary’s Best Advice

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Here are Dr. Gary’s helpful insights about 10 common emotional challenges you and your loved ones may face.

How to Handle Favorite Foods With Unpredictable Blood Sugar Effects

By Jeanette Terry No Comments

Here’s what to do when treats that most people with diabetes can eat send your blood sugar out of whack.

Chronic Communication at Home: What Happens When You Rehearse a Conversation

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Need to discuss a sensitive subject? Dr. Gary tells how to avoid the trap of thinking you know what your partner will say.

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You and Your Partner Spending Too Much Time With Only Each Other?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Isolation can creep up on couples. Here’s why you should invite more people into your life—and how to get started.

Community Perspective: The Diabetes Online Community

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

A great community to become a part of is the diabetes online community, a group of people on Twitter who use #doc to connect with each other.

What’s in My Bag? Diabetes Preparedness

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

RN, is a freelance writer, patient advocate, health coach, and long-distance cyclist. She and her daughter both live healthfully with type 1 diabetes.
Living with diabetes, I often think to myself, “Dare I leave…

Does Diabetes Cause Toilet Mold?

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Diabetes affects every little bit of your life. But could it even be affecting your toilets?

Is Metformin Safe for Your Brain?

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Research sheds new light on the controversy.

Community Perspective: Diabetes Bright Spots and Landmines

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

What have you found to make your diabetes-life easier, or what barriers have you found that make it harder?

Newly Diagnosed: My Self-Esteem Just Took a Hit!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what you can do if your chronic condition has tarnished the way you feel about yourself.

FDA Says Diabetes Drug Increases Amputation Risk

By U.S. Food and Drug Administration No Comments

Important information for users of canagliflozin (sold under the brand names Invokana, Invokamet, and Invokamet XR).

Which Diabetic Shoes Are Best for You?

By Kent Peterson No Comments

New findings can help you make smarter choices in footwear.

Community Perspective: Diabetes Guilt

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

For this week’s discussion, we were joined by Dr. Gary McClain to chat with members of the diabetes community about coping with diabetes guilt.

Chronic Communication at Work: I Have a Condition That Affects My Coworkers

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to do if you’re uncomfortable about needing extra help at work.