I definitely had struggles with eating disorders. When I was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 14, I felt like I had lost all semblance of "control" I had over my body. So, I developed bulimia and anorexia to gain that sense of control back over my body. I went for an entire year without eating anything- staying alive on beverages alone. Then I went for three years of eating and then using a spoon to get it back up within an hour. Eventually, I didn't even need to use my finger to get the food up- it was so reflexive.
I am, for the most part, recovered. It's been eight years since I've mistreated my body like that. I still don't eat often, but have overcome my struggle in that I eat when I'm hungry- don't when I'm not. I still hate the weight gain and swelling that comes along with insulin injections. There is always something. But, I try to keep my body strong and healthy so when I have my baby (I'm 5 months pregnant), she will have a beautiful and strong mom to look up to.