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Family Conflict: Frustration or Blood Sugars

Family Conflict: Frustration or Blood Sugars

September 10, 2015 |
How does anyone understand the complexities of diabetes? Isn’t it as simple as following a routine? Unfortunately not!
Diabetes: Walk In My Shoes!

Diabetes: Walk In My Shoes!

September 01, 2015 |
Diabetes is a complicated ill
Diabetes & The Pitfalls of Support!

Diabetes & The Pitfalls of Support!

August 11, 2015 |
Support is hard to find even misleading at times.
Success With Diabetes?

Success With Diabetes?

August 03, 2015 |
A lot of people living with diabetes have a tendency to blame themselves when things go wrong with their diabetes.
Diabetes Impact: Brothers & Sisters

Diabetes Impact: Brothers & Sisters

July 22, 2015 |
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.
Extreme Blood Sugars & Managing Emotions

Extreme Blood Sugars & Managing Emotions

July 13, 2015 |
They are quiet, often sneak up on you, cause tons of frustration, and can lead to low self-esteem, arguments, relationship and diabetes burnout. 
Shock, Shots, and Trauma

Shock, Shots, and Trauma

July 08, 2015 |
Thirty-seven years, 13,514 days, 324,335 hours or 19,460,100 minutes ago I was diagnosed with diabetes.
Living With Diabetes & Balance

Living With Diabetes & Balance

June 19, 2015 |
Balance is one of the most important concepts in finding happiness in life.
Acid, Tripping & Blood Sugar Levels

Acid, Tripping & Blood Sugar Levels

May 21, 2015 |
Individuals with diabetes may struggle with various symptoms caused by high or low blood sugar.
Sex & Diabetes: Romancing the Pump

Sex & Diabetes: Romancing the Pump

April 08, 2015 |
Blogger Eliot LeBow on he handled his insulin pump getting in the way of foreplay and sex.
Better Bad Choices (in diabetes management)

Better Bad Choices (in diabetes management)

March 12, 2015 |
While living with diabetes making choices can be a difficult thing for some people, while other people find it easy.
Not One More! Thing?

Not One More! Thing?

February 03, 2015 |
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.
Dark Ages of Diabetes

Dark Ages of Diabetes

December 31, 2014 |
  
Eat Free and Die Hard!

Eat Free and Die Hard!

November 14, 2014 |
Chocolate, candy, and all other assorted holiday treats, Abound! Temptation is everywhere you look.
Halloween Bummer: Fear or Scare!

Halloween Bummer: Fear or Scare!

October 18, 2014 |
It’s that day again! I remember as a child how excited I was. And why shouldn’t I have been?
Intimacy, Experts & Underwear

Intimacy, Experts & Underwear

September 12, 2014 |
   
Sex, Pumps and Underwear

Sex, Pumps and Underwear

August 22, 2014 |
This all started with a day many years ago, when I started wearing a pump.
Riding the Roller Coaster

Riding the Roller Coaster

July 29, 2014 |
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.
High Altitude Blood Sugars

High Altitude Blood Sugars

July 12, 2014 |
Shortly after arriving in Guatemala, we went to a friend’s house for lunch and then back to the hotel.
Maneuvering the Airport!

Maneuvering the Airport!

June 29, 2014 |
I hear over and over again to be prepared. Basically, always have a back up. I personally take 3 of everything just in case.
Dealing With Doctor Appointments

Dealing With Doctor Appointments

June 08, 2014 |
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.
Finding Acceptance!

Finding Acceptance!

May 13, 2014 |
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.
Being Alone, Doing it Alone!

Being Alone, Doing it Alone!

April 02, 2014 |
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.
Insurance Insanity!!!

Insurance Insanity!!!

March 11, 2014 |
Hi Everyone. This blog may be a bit off the map compared to my usual blogs, but it needs to be addressed.
Living Life on Diabetes Terms!

Living Life on Diabetes Terms!

February 09, 2014 |
How tight are you holding on to the rules of living with diabetes?  
Change? Achieving Diabetes Preferred Lifestyle!

Change? Achieving Diabetes Preferred Lifestyle!

January 20, 2014 |
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.
Change, Deceit & Diabetes

Change, Deceit & Diabetes

January 11, 2014 |
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!
Diabetes & Dealing with Change!

Diabetes & Dealing with Change!

December 18, 2013 |
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.
The Psychology Behind Holiday Hunger?

The Psychology Behind Holiday Hunger?

November 28, 2013 |
So I was asking myself the other day how was I going to handle all the food I will encounter today.
Balancing the chemical equation: Diabetes & Mental Wellness!

Balancing the chemical equation: Diabetes & Mental Wellness!

November 07, 2013 |
For patients with both diabetes and a psychiatric disorder, resolving your mental health issues is vital to managing your diabetes care.
Living with Diabetes Care or Codependency?

Living with Diabetes Care or Codependency?

October 29, 2013 |
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).
Diabetes: Don't tell me what to do!

Diabetes: Don't tell me what to do!

October 20, 2013 |
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.
The Impact of Alcohol & Drugs on Diabetes!

The Impact of Alcohol & Drugs on Diabetes!

October 10, 2013 |
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.
Anxiety & Diabetes: Conquering Fear, Taking Control

Anxiety & Diabetes: Conquering Fear, Taking Control

October 03, 2013 |
Imagine that you’ve always felt out of place in a crowd—even in a group of friends.
Managing Attention Disorders and Diabetes?

Managing Attention Disorders and Diabetes?

September 27, 2013 |
It’s five past nine, and you’re late for work again.
How Diabetes is Affecting Your Mental Health—And Vice Versa

How Diabetes is Affecting Your Mental Health—And Vice Versa

September 11, 2013 |
 You can’t sleep—again. Despite daytime fatigue, every time you lie down for bed you’re suddenly restless.
Stop The Diabetic Binge

Stop The Diabetic Binge

August 14, 2013 |
The Diabetic Binge

The Diabetic Binge

August 05, 2013 |
Hypoglycemic reactions cause many problems for people with diabetes.
How Denial Impacted My Life as a Diabetic

How Denial Impacted My Life as a Diabetic

July 20, 2013 |
Now, I am going to discuss how denial changed or didn’t change me, as well as the impact denial had on my life.
When Your Memory and Blood Glucose Begin to Slip

When Your Memory and Blood Glucose Begin to Slip

June 24, 2013 |
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 is

Helping Your Diabetic Teenager Fit in

June 17, 2013 |
My name is Eliot LeBow and I am a diabetes focused psychotherapist and life coach.
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