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How Good Boundaries Make Life With Diabetes Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Diabetes Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like diabetes. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to protect...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with type 2 diabetes can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed diabetes. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you feel?...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Spontaneity Is a Luxury

Spontaneity Is a Luxury

I try to visit DiabetesTeam at least three times a day. Sometimes it is more often and sometimes less, depending on how busy my day is. What keeps me coming back is finding out how others are doing and what is on their minds. I haven't been on the...
Posted 05/23/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Tom Hanks and Type 2 Diabetes

Tom Hanks and Type 2 Diabetes

By Margaret Farley Steele and Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReportersTom Hanks, the Academy Award-winning actor, revealed back in 2013 that he had joined millions of Americans in a new role -- that of type 2 diabetic.Hanks, 57, was discussing his...
Posted 05/06/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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What Tom Hank's Diabetes Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Tom Hank's Diabetes Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

In 2013, when superstar actor Tom Hanks revealed he had type 2 diabetes, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the diabetes community. “Wow. Even him, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up about a diagnosis and shares...
Posted 04/19/2019
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