Mr. Eliot LeBow, CDE, LCSW


Eliot LeBow is a Diabetes-Focused Psychotherapist, Certified Diabetes Educator and has lived with Type 1 Diabetes since 1977. Giving him great insight from both sides of the couch. In 2010, Mr. LeBow created Diabetes-Focused Psychotherapy to provide direct emotional help for people living with diabetes in his private practice in New York City and via Online Cyber Sessions.

Mr. LeBow is a founding member of the American Diabetes Association Medical Expert Panel at He has contributed as an expert on cognition, emotions, and behavior as it relates to diabetes for several articles in print and online. He is the author of “DiabeticMinds,” a blog on various psychological, social and behavioral aspects of diabetes life. Mr. LeBow writes articles and diabetes content for various websites and magazines. Presently, he is a columnist for Endocrine Today magazine.

Over the past seven years, Mr. LeBow has founded the online platform “DiabeticTalks” to provide guidance and emotional support to over 200,000 followers with diabetes and growing. His Social Platform includes his website, a Facebook page called “ The Diabetic Diary, ” a Twitter Page @DiabeticTalks, a blog called DiabeticMinds and many other venues online.

Eliot LeBow presents to health professionals and the general public, locally and nationally, on the importance of talk therapy for individuals living with diabetes and how diabetes impacts mental health. The sites he has presented at, include many conferences, both locally and nationally. These venues include an autoimmune panel held at the 91st Y in NYC, several parenting panels at the JDRF, two presentations at the Joslin Diabetes Center in 2014 called the conference on diabetes centers of excellence, 90 Minute Break Out sessions at AADE12, AADE13, AADE15, AADE17 and much more.

Eliot LeBow continues to write articles, while speaking at various events and providing Diabetes-Focused Psychotherapy via his private practice in New York City and Online Cyber Sessions.

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 more information go to his website,



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