Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 falls between the 27th of February and the 5th of March. It is a chance to raise awareness of all the different eating disorders people struggle with worldwide.

A less recognized eating disorder is Diabulimia. Diabulimia occurs when diabetics skip their insulin injections in order to lose weight, this usually affects type 1′s.

Diabuimia is a serious problem which often gets overlooked and can bring on a rapid development of complications. These include heart disease, nerve damage, amputation and vision problems. Experts predict that a shocking one third of female diabetics could be suffering from Diabulimia.

Read more on Diabulimia in this Mental Health Bites article, featuring Diabetes.co.ukhttp://www.mentalhealthbites.com/eating-disorder/diabulimia/

If you, or someone you know, has been effected by Diabulimia, head over to the Diabetes.co.uk Diabulimia page for support.