DiabeticMinds: Education for Emotional Well Being
September 10, 2015

Family Conflict: Frustration or Blood Sugars

How does anyone understand the complexities of diabetes? Isn’t it as simple as following a routine? Unfortunately not!Read More »
September 01, 2015

Diabetes: Walk In My Shoes!

Diabetes is a complicated illRead More »
August 11, 2015

Diabetes & The Pitfalls of Support!

Support is hard to find even misleading at times.Read More »
August 03, 2015

Success With Diabetes?

A lot of people living with diabetes have a tendency to blame themselves when things go wrong with their diabetes.Read More »
July 22, 2015

Diabetes Impact: Brothers & Sisters

So it came to my attention recently that siblings have a difficult time after their brother or sister gets diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.Read More »
July 13, 2015

Extreme Blood Sugars & Managing Emotions

They are quiet, often sneak up on you, cause tons of frustration, and can lead to low self-esteem, arguments, relationship and diabetes burnout. Read More »
July 08, 2015

Shock, Shots, and Trauma

Thirty-seven years, 13,514 days, 324,335 hours or 19,460,100 minutes ago I was diagnosed with diabetes.Read More »
June 19, 2015

Living With Diabetes & Balance

Balance is one of the most important concepts in finding happiness in life.Read More »
May 21, 2015

Acid, Tripping & Blood Sugar Levels

Individuals with diabetes may struggle with various symptoms caused by high or low blood sugar.Read More »
April 08, 2015

Sex & Diabetes: Romancing the Pump

Blogger Eliot LeBow on he handled his insulin pump getting in the way of foreplay and sex.Read More »
March 12, 2015

Better Bad Choices (in diabetes management)

While living with diabetes making choices can be a difficult thing for some people, while other people find it easy.Read More »
February 03, 2015

Not One More! Thing?

The phrase “Not one more…” is a saying that people tend to internalize. It tends to happen when something new is added to one's life.Read More »
December 31, 2014

Dark Ages of Diabetes

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November 14, 2014

Eat Free and Die Hard!

Chocolate, candy, and all other assorted holiday treats, Abound! Temptation is everywhere you look.Read More »
October 18, 2014

Halloween Bummer: Fear or Scare!

It’s that day again! I remember as a child how excited I was. And why shouldn’t I have been?Read More »
September 12, 2014

Intimacy, Experts & Underwear

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August 22, 2014

Sex, Pumps and Underwear

This all started with a day many years ago, when I started wearing a pump.Read More »
July 29, 2014

Riding the Roller Coaster

So, it’s on to Tikal from Guatemala City. The trip from Guatemala City to Tikal is a short flight; all in all, it’s about an hours plane ride in a puddle jumper.Read More »
July 12, 2014

High Altitude Blood Sugars

Shortly after arriving in Guatemala, we went to a friend’s house for lunch and then back to the hotel.Read More »
June 29, 2014

Maneuvering the Airport!

I hear over and over again to be prepared. Basically, always have a back up. I personally take 3 of everything just in case.Read More »
June 08, 2014

Dealing With Doctor Appointments

When you are a person with diabetes, scheduling doctors appointments can become overwhelming. Remember it is okay to miss an appointment, just get back on the horse and reschedule ASAP.Read More »
June 01, 2014

“I can’t fall asleep,” Not yet...

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May 13, 2014

Finding Acceptance!

Hummm! What is Acceptance, Really? Do I accept that I have diabetes or am I living in denial? It’s a hard question to answer.Read More »
April 02, 2014

Being Alone, Doing it Alone!

I remember back in the day, when I was alone with my disease. No one I knew had it and most didn’t know I had it either.Read More »
March 11, 2014

Insurance Insanity!!!

Hi Everyone. This blog may be a bit off the map compared to my usual blogs, but it needs to be addressed.Read More »
February 09, 2014

Living Life on Diabetes Terms!

How tight are you holding on to the rules of living with diabetes?  Read More »
January 20, 2014

Change? Achieving Diabetes Preferred Lifestyle!

So, It is time to change! What though? The doctors all say I need to change, but why should I? I like my life the way it is! So what to do? I just don’t know really.Read More »
January 11, 2014

Change, Deceit & Diabetes

36 years ago in the hospital, I had just turned 6 years old and was diagnosed that same day with Juvenile diabetes. The doctor was nice!Read More »
December 18, 2013

Diabetes & Dealing with Change!

It’s early morning, about 2am, I think and I am stuck in a cold and sterile room. I can’t fall asleep with this thing attached to me.Read More »
November 28, 2013

The Psychology Behind Holiday Hunger?

So I was asking myself the other day how was I going to handle all the food I will encounter today.Read More »
November 07, 2013

Balancing the chemical equation: Diabetes & Mental Wellness!

For patients with both diabetes and a psychiatric disorder, resolving your mental health issues is vital to managing your diabetes care.Read More »
October 29, 2013

Living with Diabetes Care or Codependency?

Meet Jane. Jane is 25 years old, and got engaged last year. She has Type 1 diabetes, and is currently on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).Read More »
October 20, 2013

Diabetes: Don't tell me what to do!

A few years back, a parent came to me in crisis. Her fifteen-year-old daughter, Kristen, was struggling to care for herself, and didn’t seem to care.Read More »
October 10, 2013

The Impact of Alcohol & Drugs on Diabetes!

Your life isn’t turning out exactly how you imagined it would. First, there was the depression, lethargy, and lack of willpower that made each day a fog.Read More »
October 03, 2013

Anxiety & Diabetes: Conquering Fear, Taking Control

Imagine that you’ve always felt out of place in a crowd—even in a group of friends.Read More »
September 27, 2013

Managing Attention Disorders and Diabetes?

It’s five past nine, and you’re late for work again.Read More »
September 22, 2013

Depression and Diabetes: Which Came First?

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September 11, 2013

How Diabetes is Effecting Your Mental Health—And Vice Versa

 You can’t sleep—again. Despite daytime fatigue, every time you lie down for bed you’re suddenly restless.Read More »
August 14, 2013

Stop The Diabetic Binge

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August 05, 2013

The Diabetic Binge

Hypoglycemic reactions cause many problems for people with diabetes.Read More »
July 23, 2013

Building Your Diabetes Health Care Support Team

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July 20, 2013

How Denial Impacted My Life as a Diabetic

Now, I am going to discuss how denial changed or didn’t change me, as well as the impact denial had on my life.Read More »
July 16, 2013

Diabetes: Losing Your Way of Living Life

In my previous blog, There’s No Such Thing as Bad Blood SugarsRead More »
July 08, 2013

There’s No Such Thing as “Bad” Blood Sugar

In my previous blog, Managing Blood Sugar and a RelationRead More »
July 01, 2013

Managing Blood Sugar and a Relationship: 5 Rules to Live By

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June 24, 2013

When Your Memory and Blood Glucose Begin to Slip

I am a diabetes-focused psychotherapist, life coach, and diabetes patient, and in my practice on the Upper West Side of New York City, I encounter lots of clients with isRead More »
June 17, 2013

Helping Your Diabetic Teenager Fit in

My name is Eliot LeBow and I am a diabetes focused psychotherapist and life coach.Read More »