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Diabulimia – The Eating Disorder No One Talks About

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What is Diabulimia? Diabulimia is “a media-coined term that refers to an eating disorder in a person with diabetes, typically type I diabetes, wherein the person purposefully restricts insulin in order to lose weight (NEDA, 2018). In the medical world, doctors refer to Diabulimia as ED-DMT1. This term refers to any type of eating disorder in people who have type 1 diabetes. So, what are the symptoms and warning signs of Diabulimia? Watch this video to find out.

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Writer: Michelle Gaston
VO: Lily Hu
Animator: Grace Cárdenas Cano
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

Beyond Type 1. (unknown). The Truth About Diabulimia. Retrieved from: https://beyondtype1.org/the-truth-about-diabulimia/

Mayo Clinic. (2018). Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Retrieved from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetic-ketoacidosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20371551

National Eating Disorders Association – NEDA. (2018). Diabulimia. Retrieved from: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/diabulimia-5

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases – NIDDK. (2018). The A1C Test & Diabetes. Retrieved from: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/tests-diagnosis/a1c-test#whatis
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