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Discussion in 'Eating disorders and diabetes' started by curly, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Lucy02

    Lucy02 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi Curly,

    Thank you for sharing your problem, it's made me feel as if I'm not the only one.

    I am going through exactly what you're going through and I understand how difficult it is. I had bulimia non purging since 12 years old and then at 21 got T1, have been living the nightmare cycle of binge and restrict ever since and of course the lack of sugar control that comes with frequent binges is so mentally and physically draining, I just feel it's so hard to cope.

    I think you are right when you say only the answer can come from us.

    its just nice to talk to someone who's going through the same thing as me as I feel so isolated.

    Take care,

    Lucy
     
  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod · Moderator
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    Hi @Lucy02 - Hopefully @jacqfromdwed or @asortafairytale (who are both specialist mods in this area of the forum) will also be around soon to say hello and offer you some support.
     
  3. jacqfromdwed

    jacqfromdwed Type 1 · DWED Support

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    Hi Lucy

    My friend Dr Jen Nash wrote a book called Diabetes and Well being and that's quite good as an overview into sort of general psychologcial functioning with Diabetes. Dr Anne Goebel Fabri has written really good book called injecting hope - she was one of the very very first psychs to recognise diabulimia and how different it is to other eds. When I started getting better, don't laugh, I bought myself CBT and NLP for dummies and sort of made my own programme up using those principles for ages I didn't think it was working but then I sort of got better in spite of myself. Can I ask where about in the UK you are based in case I know anyone who might be local to you?
     
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  4. Lucy02

    Lucy02 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Thanks so much for getting back to me, I'm based in Hampshire quite near Southampton, also close to Portsmouth and Winchester. Thank you also for book recommendations I will look into those. If you could let me know of any local help that would be great. Thank you xx
     
  5. jacqfromdwed

    jacqfromdwed Type 1 · DWED Support

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    Hi Lucy -I do know some people in and around Portsmouth and I know a D consultant there who I've worked with so I'll get in touch and see what the protocol would be to get you seen there - How are you doing today
     
  6. Lucy02

    Lucy02 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi Jacq, thanks so much for your reply. Yes if you could let me know that would be great. I'm seen for my diabetes at queen Alexandra hospital in Portsmouth but there's no psychological help in the clinic there. Not too good today I've had a big binge this morning and woke up last night with my sugars at 20. Hope you're well,

    Lucy
     
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  7. jacqfromdwed

    jacqfromdwed Type 1 · DWED Support

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    Hi Lucy - I will DM you - I've spoken to the D consultant and he gave me his email for you to get in touch with him - actually can you email me via the DWED website and we can chat there x
     
  8. asortafairytale

    asortafairytale · DWED Support
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    Curly and Lucy, I am diagnosed as AN b/p subtype rather than Diabulimia so I completely understand and can resonate a lot with your feelings. Lucy, I am just down the road from Portsmouth . I really hope you are able to access some specialist treatment.
     
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