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“Diabulimia” is a type of eating disorder where people with Type 1 Diabetes deliberately give themselves less insulin than they need or stop taking it altogether for the purpose of weight loss. Restricting insulin causes elevated blood sugars which over time can lead to a number of serious medical consequences including infections, organ damage, stroke, coma, and even death.
Proper treatment should include a mental health professional that is experienced with eating disorders, as well as, a dietitian who is experienced in both diabetes and eating disorders.
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