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Hey all, going through a difficult time

Discussion in 'Eating disorders and diabetes' started by kaylz91, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. asortafairytale

    asortafairytale · DWED Support
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    Right yes we def have contacts in Scotland (our director @jacqfromdwed is herself from Scotland). I need to speak with her but will be in touch again sooner than last time promise.
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok fantastic thank you! :) x
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Btw I saw the consultant, I had a list and gave him it, he wasn't very helpful to be honest, just skipped most of the stuff, told me to relax, checked my file on the comp, still no appointment coming up with the psychology department :(, he sorted out a Libre trial for me though and I go to the DSN to get the sensor applied on the 3rd October x
     
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    jacqfromdwed Type 1 · DWED Support

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    Hi there, this is actually a lot more common than you might think and you are doing the right thing now by trying to nip it in the bud. It appears, that the main sense of anxiety here is the blood sugar aspect which has now directly affected your weight and has pushed it to the place that people are concerned. What you need to decide is does your weight play any part in this. Is there any part of you that is psyhologically gratified by having a low weight. If the answer to this is no, then there are a load of things you can do to increase weight such as adding creams and fats to your diet which will be completely negligible to your blood sugar and a dietician should be able to help with this . The good news is that phobias and specific anxieties respond really really well to the behaviouraol therapies. It maybe that while you are waiting for your appointment you could try some online resources or therapy? Some of the online stuff is quite good. Also if you have a low Hba1c you should be a priority under NICE guidelines as you are at higher risk.
     
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    Hi. So sorry to hear your story. You are not alone with this I had a similar issue and it is very common for young diabetics to get anxious about food/insulin. I was amazed to hear that 60% of tupe 1s under age 25 have an eating disorder of some kind. I hooe you can find someone to help you feel safe around food and its brave to admit you have a problem so kudos to you. Please see bbc i player re diabulimia which features the Dwed charity mentioned above xx
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @jacqfromdwed thank you for your comment, I'm just a little worried to add more fats in case it delays the carbs etc, I have an appointment with the dietician on the 17th October, also they re did my Hba1c last week and it was at 34 x
     
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    jacqfromdwed Type 1 · DWED Support

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    I was thinking actually that perhaps they could give you a CGM for a while so you could actually see what effects fats have on your carb counting, there is a wider issue here that may come into play as CGMs can become very addictive and may not help if your already obsessing. Might be worth a thought.
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As I mentioned earlier I am getting a 2 week trial on the libre, getting that on Tuesday but I have so much else going on at the moment I feel I might not benefit properly from it, the DMO is back in my eyes, had another injection on Wednesday and hopefully the other eye is being done next week x
     
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    I suffered with eating problems myself after diagnosis, I had counselling which helped although for me it turned out I had a rare condition called Addison's disease undiagnosed too which was causing a lot of the anxiety. I'm not suggesting you have that jut explaining I was complicated lol. Try you're best to limit the hypos as the adrenaline you produce increases the stress. Don't worry about what foods you're eating at this stage, go for things you like most and try several smaller meals a day which puts less stress on the "main" meal. That will mean some advice from your nurses on the insulin. There are also many options for hypo cures from glucose tablets, fruit juice or jelly babies to name just a few, I find when anxious a liquid is easier. Where possible don't keep weighing yourself or counting the daily carbs just try your best. You can do this. It's all new and scary but you're not alone.


     
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