When you have Type 1 diabetes, you need insulin to survive. Diabulimia causes type 1 diabetics to stop taking their insulin for weight loss and other reasons and places their wellbeing at serious risk.Diabulimia as a combination of terms of diabetes and bulimia, which is further considered to be an eating disorder whereby individuals with type 1 diabetes intentionally restrict their insulin dose or stop taking insulin altogether so that they can lose weight.
Eating disorder treatment is determined by the type of disorder and the symptoms you are experiencing. It typically includes a combination of psychological counselling or psychotherapy, nutrition instruction, medical monitoring, and, in some cases, medication.
Other health issues caused by an eating disorder must also be addressed as part of eating disorder therapy, as they can be severe or even fatal if left untreated for too long. If your eating disorder does not improve with conventional treatment or poses a health risk, you may require hospitalization or another type of inpatient program.
A systematic approach to eating disorder treatment can assist you in managing symptoms, regaining a healthy weight, and maintaining your physical and emotional health.