DiabeticMinds provides readers guidance and educational information on the topic of managing both the emotional and physical aspects of diabetes. Guidance and education include coaching on how to improve the reader’s ability to: make better lifestyle choices, improve self-care, manage their nutritional needs, improve blood sugar management, manage their emotions, build better communication skills and increase their understanding of what needs to be done to successfully self-manage diabetes.
The Blog “DiabeticMinds” supplements Diabetes-Focused Psychotherapy services as it pertains to diabetes educational material, mental health topics prominent in the diabetes community, provides information and demonstrates the importance of talk therapy (psychotherapy) while living with diabetes.
Eliot LeBow, LCSW, CDE, is a diabetes-focused psychotherapist, diabetes-coach, presenter, and writer. His private practice, located in New York City and is also available via Skype. LeBow, who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1977, treats the many diverse cognitive, behavioral, and emotional needs of people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes-Focused Psychotherapy takes a holistic approach combining traditional talk therapy with diabetes education and management help. It addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of living life with diabetes while still addressing other non-diabetes related life problems to create a unique holistic approach to help people with diabetes thrive.
For many people with diabetes, blood sugar takes a silent toll on cognition, memory, retention, and recall. It can diminish learning, raise stress levels, and spur additional maladies such as depression. It impacts all aspects of life, lifestyle and turns your life upside down. For the people close to them, it has an impact as well: they often must learn to cope feelings of guilt, constant worry around this complex health issues, and the monitoring associated with the disease.
My private practice helps clients of all ages and their families manage life with diabetes and the many diverse cognitive, behavioral, and emotional issues that come with both Type I and Type II diabetes.