All Blog Posts Tagged 'diabulimia' (10)

Helping Someone with T1D and Eating Disorders

“I can do this,” I thought as I listened to the doctor explain how our daughter, Erin, had just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. My mother had T1D. Yes, there had been a lot of advances in technology since her passing 15 years before, but the basics were still the same. It was all about numbers – measuring food, counting carbohydrates, blood glucose levels, insulin dosages, body weight, hours of activity, hours of sleep, etc. What I didn’t understand at the time was the mental and…


Added by MamaDawn on February 24, 2015 at 12:45am — 7 Comments

Trying to be a brave Diabulimic

Im kinna uncomfortable writing this post, but im trying to be brave about it mostly because im not the only one with issues and depressions coming from being diabetic.

Yes, im depressed. I´ve had the D for almost 20 years now and a couple of months ago is when i started to take control of it. Its not as if i was never under control, i use to be when i was diagnosed at 7 years old. I was under control for many years til i was about 12 that my diet got changed and i gained a lot of…


Added by bryly on July 4, 2013 at 11:54am — 8 Comments

HAWMC Day 2 - Introductions

Wego Health is doing a Health Activist Writer Monthly Challenge, where you get prompts every day for 30 days. This is for all health activists, so they may not know anything about diabetes. Here's my Day 2...

In the second day of HAWMC, my true love gave to me... I'm supposed to: tell you a little about my "condition" and five things I would want someone to know about it, as well as some links that would help…


Added by Christel on April 2, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

For Want of A Nail - A post about Diabulimia

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.

For want of a shoe the horse was lost.

For want of a horse the rider was lost.

For want of a rider the message was lost.…


Added by Christel on April 1, 2013 at 12:13pm — 5 Comments

Reporting on DiabetesSisters “Weekend for Women Conference 2011: A Celebration of Strength"

I had the good fortune to attend the DiabetesSisters Conference for Women, held in San Diego, California, in early October 2011. What a great weekend it was! I roomed with Natalie, who I “met” here online on TuDiabetes. I always liked Natalie on TuD, appreciating her great support and compassion, but in person she is so much more, a Renaissance woman with great intellect and insatiable curiosity (plus the kindness so evident online).… Continue

Added by Melitta on October 26, 2011 at 9:13pm — 11 Comments

Why Do I Feel Like This?...

Lastnight I went to Zumba class and forgot toe snack before hand, I went hypo just before bed so I ate something sweet then went to sleep. When I woke up my BM was 20.6mmol/Ls. I put the carbs in for my breakfast and let my pump give me the extra bolus to bring me down. I've carb counted all day and my BMs have been running below 10. I should be so happy that I've had a good day but I don't, today is the first day I've actually felt depressed.

I feel like everythings going backwards, I am… Continue

Added by Sarah1988 on January 26, 2011 at 12:08pm — 3 Comments

Why an insulin pump could help with diabulimia?!

I really didnt have any knowledge about insulin pumps, they arnt common practice in the UK and are usually offered to Diabetics who have problems with low blood sugar.

My case is the first my diabetic doctor has hears of and was reluctent to give it a try, as it involves funding from the NHS and as we all know they arnt cheap.

Why i think it would benifit me?

Its alway there, its attached to me, its a constant reminder....

I cant swich it off or remove it for any… Continue

Added by Sarah1988 on January 24, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments


I think it's time for me to share my story.

I want to let people know about a problem I am suffering with, so I can gain support and also help other people that are suffering from this also.

I have Diabulimia!

It has took me a long time to admit to this, and trust me, it isnt easy to do.

I discovered by accident that I could loose weight by not taking any insulin. I won't go into to much detail about this now but if youd like to know then please ask.

It started off… Continue

Added by Sarah1988 on January 24, 2011 at 4:49am — 7 Comments

So desperately sad. So very angry

So there I was, watching someone else I knew from my band days begining to make it on the television, feeling sorry for myself, cursing my eating disorder and what it had taken from me, when I got an email from a lady whose sister died of ED-DM1 in June. Logging on to facebook I also recieve a message from a lady whose son died of DKA in January. I am reminded that I have no right to feel sorry for myself, no right at all.

The loss of these young lives (27, 21) makes me so…


Added by Jacq Allan on September 10, 2010 at 7:53am — No Comments

Why I do what I do - this was written 3 years ago before I went into recovery - Warning could be Graphic

I Know I Cannot Be Alone?

Last Week:

I am on the tube and I am disgusting. Sweat is pouring down my face, I am bright red and shaking. My heart is racing and I swear for a second that it stops...and starts...and stops. My head is screaming and I can't see my hand in front of my face. My jaw is still aching from the tooth that I had extracted this morning and my kidneys ache. My mouth feels like I've been licking sand paper even though… Continue

Added by Jacq Allan on August 25, 2010 at 4:30am — 11 Comments

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