Diabetes and Eating Disorders
Eating disorders occur in people with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or in women with gestational diabetes just as they do in people without diabetes. Mane health care professionals believe that people with diabetes can have an increased risk for eating disorders because they have to pay constant attention to what they are eating.
There are two main wating disorders, each has a distinct set of warning signs. In bulimia eating disorder people will often eat too much food and then try to get rid of it by inducing vomiting or taking laxative, or even enema. People with anorexia eatingg disorder have perceprion of their body out of of reality and refuse to eat in order to lose weight or stay thin. Even already very thin women sometimes percieve themselves as being grossly overweight. Both disorders stress the body and deny it the necessary nutrients. Even more so if person have diabetes!
People with diabetes and eating disorders are likely to have more episodes of ketoacidosis, especially those who have type 1 diabetes, and hypoglycemia, and their A1C (glycated hemoglobin) levels tend to be higher which is an open road to complications from diabetes diseas. And those people open themselves to even more complications by losing contrlo over their blood glucose levels which can lead to neuropathy and cardiovascular problems to name a few. Now please look for my advertisement on this page and check for good offers on diabetes management products and services that you can buy online now with rebates and discounts. Thank you for support.
A disorder very similar to the common eating disorders has been found in women with diabetes who use insulin. These women intentionally reduce or skip insulin doses in an attempts to lose glucose and calories in the urine. As in other disorders, individuals who use insulin manipulations for weight loss have much weaker diabetes control and much more problems. If you have an eating disorder or are skipping for weight control, you need to seek professional help. Eating disorders in diabetes are serious problem and can lead you to death. Ask your diabetes doctor to recommend a mental health counselor who can work with you on this issues. Talk to others with similar eating disorders attending support groups or finding such groups online. It can be a great help because people in support groups can help you feel understood, and will give you valuable tips from their expirience.