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Diabetics with Eating Disorders

Diabetics with Eating Disorders is a not for profit organisation. Research shows that female type one diabetics at 2x the risk of developing anorexia or bulimia, & 40% of 15 – 30 regularly manipulate or omit insulin in order to lose weight.

Website: http://www.diabeticswitheatingdisorders.org.uk
Location: Somewhere between my pancreas and my brain
Members: 111
Latest Activity: Mar 28

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Avoiding old habits/Health at Every Size

Started by falcor. Last reply by DressyFemme Mar 23. 5 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum and have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.I have a history of disordered eating that I've worked really hard to treat by being active in the size…Continue

Tags: dieting, not, diabetes, fat, HAES

Help, I feel so out of control!

Started by Dana825. Last reply by Christel Jan 28. 4 Replies

OK so I was diagnosed with t1d back in October. I didn't have a huge reaction at the time as I have always lived an active lifestyle and have eaten healthy for a while. I have no problem with needles…Continue

Tell us about your Diabulimia

Started by DeeJay. Last reply by poppy Jan 26. 17 Replies

Hi all, please share your story of Diabulimia with those of us who are cured and who are still battleing. please reply to this discussion, tell us everything you feel comfortable with sharing and if…Continue

Tags: omition, diabulimia, insulin, disorders, and

Obsessive Behavior About Food and Managing Type 2 Diabetes.

Started by Molly. Last reply by Molly Jan 26. 8 Replies

I struggle with weight loss.I am 5'2" and just under 200 lbs.For the longest time I thought I was just a "Foodie" who loved to cook, bake and taste every flavor that life brought my way. It has…Continue

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Comment by Lou on February 27, 2013 at 2:41am

Hi Super_sally, welcome, Acknowledging a problem is the best way to start tackling it, so kudos to you, how are you?

Comment by Super_sally on January 6, 2013 at 5:53am

Hello. I have a see food, eat it issue. Seems I just cannot stop myself eating if it is there. This is way not good for D and for weight control, nor good for feeling good about myself. Somehow I have to get out of this rut and get back to eating way better.

It is made worse by travelling for work and the eating out involved, which has been often lately and I'm up by 3 kg. :(. I am probably LADA and honeymooning. So my blood sugars are not terribly out of range (and I do cover highs with insulin, when I detect them).

I want to get back on low carb and controlled eating. I guess acknowledging the serious nature of this problem is a good first step.

Comment by Shahenda on December 14, 2012 at 3:34pm

Comment by Linda G on December 13, 2012 at 1:13pm

A new group is born....Type 2 Teens!!!
Geared to teens and young adults!
It's Open House! Come and check it out :)
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/type-2-teens

Comment by asmith12509 on December 12, 2012 at 11:39am

Its so nice to hear from you all- Thank you. Alison- I do have facebook..
I am checking out that website Asha -
I am seeing a new doctor next year for my diabetes...hopefully a new start-possiblly going to try and find a therapist

Comment by Lou on December 12, 2012 at 2:12am

Hey asmith, there is also the Diabulimia helpline in the US and DWED - Diabetics with eating Disorders here in the UK for specific eating disorders support, There is a tonne of info on the DWED web page, which can be printed and given to your healthcare professionals. As for starting a group, I'm not sure, perhaps put an advert/flyer for T1's at the local Drs surgery/endo's clinic, asking if they'd be interested in a support group?

Comment by Asha on December 11, 2012 at 4:35pm

asmith- Alison is right! The available resources are slowly growing. Did you know that recent studies show that over 30% of T1D women are suffering from this? It's amazing to me that such a large population of diabetics struggle with this and yet it's still seemingly ignored but the Health Care system ( dont even get me started on insurance!) I am the Founder of We Are Diabetes www.wearediabetes.org and we have tons of resources to help guide those who are suffering to finding recovery. Please let me know if there is anything I can personally help you with!

Comment by Alisonisayoshi on December 11, 2012 at 4:20pm
Hi asmith I'm Alison, I'm a year recovered. I got help from an endo, a therapist and the DWED group. Do you have Facebook? We have a fairly active support network on there as well the main open group is diabulimia awareness and it helped save me. Recovery is possible. One step at a time, a little bit each day.
Comment by asmith12509 on December 11, 2012 at 4:05pm

How do you all overcome this? I haven't met one person with this "Diabulmia" and its hard to try and "fix it" alone. I am trying to get our locl base (I live on an Air Force Base - husband serves) and I am trying to get them to at least start a type 1 diabetic support group... I have never been in one. I was just wondering how everyone else gets help???

Comment by Lou on December 11, 2012 at 7:26am

Hi Teri I am so dreadfully sorry that you lost your daughter to this disorder, I want to welcome you and let you know that we're working damn hard to get this recognised and to get a treatment plan in place so that no-one else has to go through what you and your family have had to endure. Your support is invauable x

 

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