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Diabetes and Eating Disorders Sub Forum Additional Rules

Discussion in 'Eating disorders and diabetes' started by DCUKMod, Jun 16, 2017.

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    Within the diabetes and eating disorders sub forum we have a specialist moderating team. The DWED mods all have past experience of struggling with an eating disorder and diabetes but have all managed to sustain a long period of recovery.

    While using this section of the forum we expect members to adhere to the main rules as set out by diabetes.co.uk, here the main forum ethos. . However there are also a number of specific rules you are required to adhere to while posting specifically within this part of the forum. These are as follows:

    1. For your general information, all Profile Signatures are blocked from view within this sub forum to prevent stats relating to weight goals and specific numbers being visible to our members. In addition to this we require that you do not use numbers in posts to describe weight, dress sizes, BMI or HbA1c. This is hugely important as eating disordered individuals can be highly influenced by weight numbers and it is easy for conversations pertaining to such to become competitive and harmful.

    2. Instead of using figures when talking about weight, BMI or HbA1c members should refer to their data as being ‘below range’ or ‘in range’ and ‘above range’.

    These are problems that occur within all settings whereby eating disorder sufferers are interacting, however when it comes to Type 1 Diabetics with eating disorders this is even more important, as changes to eating and/or insulin use can result in rapid changes, which can be frightening and dangerous. Unfortunately these dangers can be overlooked by a sick mind that only wants to achieve a lower number on the scale.
     
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