A Growing Disorder: Diabulimia

You wouldn’t believe it but there is a growing disease within diabetes amongst young teenage girls, it’s called diabulimia. Found in a number of women with type 1 diabetes, it’s been a “get skinny” secret. These women control this disorder with insulin shots, and have discovered that by withholding their insulin, their bodies will not process food.

Watch as type 1 Erin Akers and Patience Hollinden describe how they were hooked to this growing trend and how avoiding their insulin made them feel lousy but help them to lose weight. Learn about how dangerous this disorder has become and how it negatively affects a diabetic’s body leading to DKA or even death. Let’s raise awareness of this dangerous condition!

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