Diabulimia: When Diabetes Leads to an Eating Disorder

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Many type 1 diabetes patients discover that when they reach their teenage years, they can control their weight by reducing or restricting the amount of insulin they inject. Young diabetics often control their weight and perceive that they can eat whatever they want.

However, this is a dangerous practice, since the restriction of insulin causes high blood pressure, and the increase of toxic acids in the blood potentially leads to kidney disease, heart disease, blindness, and nerve damage, all diabetes-associated problems.

 

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