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Diabulimia

Discussion in 'Eating disorders and diabetes' started by MBRITO14, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. MBRITO14

    MBRITO14 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hello,

    Since child I was slightly overweight and always had lack of confidence on my self. I was diagnosed in 2013 with type 1 and one of my symptoms was loosing weight ( around 14kg). I was doing everything as I should and my Hba1c was just perfect until I realise I was putting weight again. Sinceramente then I have been strugling and there is something I can't control at all. I simply miss my injections with porpuse to loose weight, I feel so disappointed with myself. I am waiting to be contactee by Eating and disorders centre to start treatment but nothing happened in ihe last 2 months. Happy to read on this fórum about diabulimia. Feels like I am not Alone on this battle. I am looking for help to win this.
     
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    There is an organisation called DWED they have a website and some people from it post here they may help. Tagging @jacqfromdwed
     
  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello @MBRITO14 Sorry to hear of your struggles - we do have members of Diabetics with Eating Disorders who log in from time to time, so please be patient for a response. Do you have anyone in your family you can speak to ?
     
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    MBRITO14 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hello @Juicyj,
    Thank yu so much for your answer. I will wait... It's the first time I heard this term "diabulimia", and give me hope to heard about DWED. Some light in the end of the road.
     
  5. MBRITO14

    MBRITO14 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hello @Diakat,

    Thank you for your help. I've been reading about DWED, it was the first time I heard about them.
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello @MBRITO14 How long have you been suffering from this ?

    I know from research that treatment isn't easy as it's not a well recognised condition and depending on where you are in the country the support infrastructure may not be available locally to help you, however if you do contact DWED direct they should be able to point you in the right direction, so please get in touch with them http://dwed.org.uk/
     
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  7. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hope you get the help that you need. Telling us has been the first step towards sorting this out. Hug.
     
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  8. MBRITO14

    MBRITO14 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Thank you @Juicyj ! I just left a message on the website. :);)
    Hopefully some answers will come up... And I will continue my research as well.
     
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    jacqfromdwed Type 1 · DWED Support

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    Hi there

    For some reason we are not getting notified of forum posts. I think I have responded to you via the DWED website though? Please let me know if this is not the case by PMing our Facebook Page
     
  10. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there and I love your profile pic btw! I know you have reached out for help via the nhs and with DWEB and wish you well with both avenues. I suffered from an eating disorder (anorexia/bulimia rather than withholding my insulin though I am sure I would have done this had I known about it). I do remember thinking that the only thing that mattered was my size and that diabetic control was not important. I just wanted to give you hope because although my feelings were intense at the time, they passed and I got through it with good help (ED specialist in Newcastle where I was studying at the time), including some anti depressants. It also helped me to know that its not uncommon for someone with a food related disorder like diabetes to develop this kind of problem. I hope you can hang onto the belief that its possible to feel differently. I did, eventually, and then I was p'd off that I wasted so much time on hating my body...If there is anything we can do to help even if its just reading your posts and sending virtual hugs you will find that here.xx
     
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  11. Diabetic46years

    Diabetic46years Type 1 · Member

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    It is helpful to read your experiences. Weight is one of the hardest things to control when you have diabetes. Increasing exercise to lose weight tends to lead to low glucose levels which drive eating. It is a really difficult thing to deal with and people who do not live with diabetes just think you 'need to get your act together'. Just fight for yourself and your own health. Wishing you strength.
     
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