About

Eliot LeBow is a Diabetes-Focused Psychotherapist, who has lived with Type 1 Diabetes since 1977. Giving him great insight from both sides of the couch. Eliot's practice in New York City called DiabeticTalks is more than just a private psychotherapy practice. DiabeticTalks includes an online platform that provides emotional self-help to over 50,000 followers with diabetes and growing.

Eliot has presented on the importance of mental health at multiple diabetes conferences including the Joslin Diabetes Center, AADE12, AADE13, AADE15 and much more. He has contributed as an expert on cognition and diabetes for several articles in print ...See All

Education

Fordham University, Masters of Social Work
New York State, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certified Diabetes Educator

Experience and Distinctions

Founder: Diabetes-Focused Psychotherapy
Owner: The Diabetic Diary, DiabeticTalks, and DiabeticMinds
Helping People with Diabetes Thrive!

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5 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Mon Aug 22 2016 at 07:45 pm EST
Last Log-in:
Mon Sep 5 2016 at 10:31 am EST
On Learn It Live Since:
Wednesday Apr 6, 2016
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Eliot LeBow LCSW, CDE
Diabetes
Recorded: Aug 22, 2016 at 07:45 pm EST
This class is the third of a "Three Part Series on Dealing with Diabetes Burnout." In this class, we will be addressing various aspects of the negative internal voice that many people living with diabetes have. Everything from how we think of high and low blood sugar to punitive words like "Should" as well as how to change how we talk to ourselves and how we view diabetes. After completing this short series of classes, you will be able to recognize what causes burnout and how to defend yourself. For those already living in Diabetes Burnout, we will look at the ways to get out of it and get your diabetes management and your life back on track. Stop Diabetes Burnout in its tracks or kick it to the curb. Either way, after this class, you'll be ready.
Eliot LeBow LCSW, CDE
Diabetes
Recorded: Aug 08, 2016 at 07:45 pm EST
This class is the second of a "Three Part Series on Dealing with Diabetes Burnout." In this class, we will be addressing how to avoid or reduce the causes of diabetes burnout. We will discuss new and better ways to cope with diabetes and its management. After completing this short series of classes, you will be able to recognize what causes burnout and how to defend yourself. For those already living in Diabetes Burnout, we will look at the ways to get out of it and get your diabetes management and your life back on track. Stop Diabetes Burnout in its tracks or kick it to the curb. Either way, after this class, you'll be ready.
This class is the First of a "Three Part Series on Dealing with Diabetes Burnout." In this class, we will discuss the causes of Diabetes Burnout. We will address the personal, interpersonal and environmental triggers that cause Burnout. After completing this short series of classes, you will be able to recognize what causes burnout and how to defend yourself. For those already living in Diabetes Burnout, we will look at the ways to get out of it and get your diabetes management and your life back on track. Stop Diabetes Burnout in its tracks or kick it to the curb. Either way, after this class, you'll be ready.
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, can help reduce or possibly even prevent Diabetes Burnout. While the actual events you're frustrated about are part of the equation, how we think about our diabetes plays a much larger role. During this seminar, we are going to go over the causes and symptoms of Diabetes Burnout. We are going to look at contributing factors of diabetes burnout: Perception of diabetes, Value placed on Diabetes Self-Management, Perspective on Blood Glucose. Self-Care behaviors that can be used to reduce burnout will be discussed as well. There will be a short question and answer period as well. I look forward to helping you reduce diabetes burnout. See you there!
Stoping diabetes-related frustration can be very challenging and annoying. It can become so overwhelming that it causes emotional distress; triggering unnecessary arguments, snappiness towards others, problems at work or home. During this class, we are going to look at the ways frustration impacts our lives as well as methods to reduce that impact. Diabetes-related frustration goes way beyond testing for blood sugar. It's surprising how many hidden triggers there are, and we are going to learn how to identify these triggers that cause your frustration and resolve them. Understanding the underlying causes of your frustration and initiating methods to deal with stressful triggers, can help reduce stress caused by diabetes, along with other Self-Care Behaviors. There will be a short question and answer period. I look forward to helping you reduce your frustrations. See you there!