Diabetes Burnout has become a buzzword in the past few years, but what is Diabetes Burnout? How does it impact your life, and how do you prevent it? Dealing with Diabetes Burnout’s hard. Let’s look at the underlying cause of Diabetes Burnout, that plays a unique role, regardless of the most prominent causes of burnout.…… Continue reading Dealing With Diabetes Burnout
Author: Eliot LeBow LCSW, CDE
Dealing: Frustrations of Diabetes!
Living with diabetes can be very frustrating at times. Low and high blood sugars can get in the way of everything from taking a test at school to having sex. Understanding what the underlying causes of these frustrations are about can help reduce anxiety and stress. Several things cause frustration when living with diabetes. It’s…… Continue reading Dealing: Frustrations of Diabetes!
Death by Sugar: Fears & Reality.
In a recent blog, I discuss how difficult it is to die from a low blood sugar. But, what did I mean when I said “low blood sugar?” Almost everyone interprets the meaning differently. Even different diabetes organizations can’t agree on a number that sugar has to drop below to be considered low. After a…… Continue reading Death by Sugar: Fears & Reality.
Diabetes Help, Finding Emotional Help!
For people with diabetes and mental health issues, solving your psychological matters is fundamental to taking care of your diabetes. For specific individuals, medicine is needed; for others, holistic options like yoga and acupuncture may help. At times, it is a combination of both. About everyone can profit emotionally from talk-therapy. What are the best…… Continue reading Diabetes Help, Finding Emotional Help!
Depression: Ruling Out Diabetes
Depression appears to have a higher rate in people with diabetes than the general public. Diagnosing depression in a person with diabetes can be tricky. Most mental health professionals do not rule out diabetes before making a diagnosis. When you put the symptoms for depression next to high blood sugars, they are virtually identical. Food…… Continue reading Depression: Ruling Out Diabetes
Halloween Past II
“Halloween night was great!” My client recalled his first Halloween as a child living with diabetes, where he got tons of candy, and since he could no longer have it every day, he was looking forward to it more than ever. In denial, he had made himself believe he would be able to keep it.…… Continue reading Halloween Past II
Fear of Dying & The Realities of Diabetes!
I lived in fear after being diagnosed with diabetes. Most people don’t know the fear that comes with being told that if you make one mistake, you could die. A tightrope walker may fear to fall off, but they made a choice to walk the tight wire, and within a minute, their walk is over.…… Continue reading Fear of Dying & The Realities of Diabetes!
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! The emotional roller coaster that is diabetes abounds every which way you look. There are many reasons people with diabetes seem to have emotional problems. Some individuals have legitimate mental health issues, and if you are having…… Continue reading Family Conflict: Frustration or Blood Sugars
Diabetes: Walk In My Shoes!
Diabetes is a complicated illness to live with and even more burdensome to explain. Issues that loved ones have trouble understanding are vast and complex. So complex that is not possible to address all of them in one blog. Over the next few blogs, we will look at some of the most common ones that tend…… Continue reading Diabetes: Walk In My Shoes!
Are you listening?
Listening is such a big part of communication and essential in all aspects of life. A lot of people feel that they are good listeners but are they? Are you? Listening When I ask you to listen to me, and you start giving me advice, you have not done what I asked. When I ask…… Continue reading Are you listening?