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diabulimia

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by sarahpench, Feb 19, 2016.

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do you think there is enough information regarding diabulima?

Poll closed Feb 26, 2016.
  1. yes

    0 vote(s)
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  2. no

    88.9%
  3. do not know what it is

    16.7%
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  1. lexxfromdwed

    lexxfromdwed Type 1 · DWED Support

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    Hi Amanda

    You might find that directing your healthcare team to http://dwed.org.uk/resources might help you get some recognition of what they need to do to help you. Keep fighting, it will be worth it xx
     
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  2. Soplewis12

    Soplewis12 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I know of one youngish diabetic who manipulates her insulin & she works in a doctor's surgery. She lives in Scotland but it is the 2 practice nurses who have tried to help her over the years. So sad & certainly needs addressed by professionals. Best of luck.
     
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  3. sarahpench

    sarahpench Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hi everyone hope all is well long time ive been away just checking in x
     
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  4. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Moderator
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    hey @sarahpench
    totally glad to see you again -- big hugs young lady [[[hugs]]]
    you have been missed
    xx
     
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  5. sarahpench

    sarahpench Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    aww bless you I've missed it too got myself back on track again take a look at the blog I've just put up might explain where I've been xx
     
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  6. L3wisr

    L3wisr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There was a short about this last week on radio 1 - IPlayer if anyone is interested
     
  7. maria030660

    maria030660 · Well-Known Member

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    My daugther is type 1 as well and she suffers from it, as she is grown up we dont have much grip on it. She hates when she puts on weight and skips dosis to stay slim. result is that she had made herself into a patient with brittle diabetes. Its hard to control now and in order to break the circle she was sent by her care team to a psychologist. It is dangerous to skip dosis of insulin as a type 1. It will backfire on you severely.
     
  8. AbbygayleRose

    AbbygayleRose Type 1 · Newbie

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    I’ve suffered with negative body image for as long as I can remember. At the beginning of October I was rushed into hospital with DKA. I was in intensive care for a week.
    It was only when I came out of hospital that I heard about Diabulimia. Hearing about it I realised I had been suffering with diabulimia for years. I wish I had known sooner, I might not of felt so alone, sometimes I feel like I’m going crazy!
    My friends ask me why I’m doing it, why I deliberately miss injections and make myself ill. The thing is, I do t know, it’s like asking someone why they have bipolar. People forget that diabulimia is a mental condition as well and I can’t just “get over it”
     
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  9. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @AbbygayleRose ,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Thanks for posting. I empathise with your sentiments.

    Feel free to enquire, or just "sound off".

    Kind regards,

    Jaylee.
     
  10. gamergurlh

    gamergurlh Type 1 · Newbie

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    I know the feeling it’s hard when you suffer with it people don’t understand it’s not something you are necessarily aware your doing when people ask why you can’t give an answer!

    One thing to be aware of is your not alone we are all here to support xxxx
     
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  11. sarahpench

    sarahpench Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hi abby sorry to hear you have been unwell. if you ever want to chat or moan feel free to message me i can also redirect you to a site dwed which will be able to help xx
     
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